2017 Randy Reynolds Sonata double top

Woods: Western red cedar double top, Cocobolo back and sides, French polish shellac. Sapele mahogany neck, Koa binding, Cocobolo veneer headstock. A very attractive guitar.

Specs: 650mm scale, 52mm nut, 43mm string spacing at nut, 58mm at saddle. Double arched Humicase with extra padding. Radial bracing. Gotoh matte tuners. Three piece back and burl tie block inlay.

Condition: new

Comment: this is the third Randy Reynolds guitar in the shop and they have all played and sounded similar. With hard tension strings, there is ample back pressure for the right hand to lean in and push the volume/attack. Like a sensitive gas pedal on a sports car, Reynolds guitars spring to life in a way that surpasses any traditionally built instrument. Volume yes, sustain, yes, and also the color and voicing that is the winning attribute. The trebles are really wonderfully bright, but a rest stroke over the sound hole invites vibrato and sweetness.

Randy is one of the few luthiers who use a radial bracing, made best known by Australians Marty, Moyes, and Gilet. It provides stability to a very thin and resonant top and delivers a quick note bloom without a lattice intonation.

The Sonata model is priced less than the Grand Legacy guitar, which incorporates details which have little to do with the sound and playability of the instrument.

 

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