Commissions

DK Classical Guitars Commissions

Now is the time to think of yourself and get that marvellous, handmade guitar that you have always craved, but where do you start? More importantly, how do you avoid making an expensive mistake.
If this is your first foray into considering a luthier made guitar the amount of information you will find online can be quite daunting, if not intimidating. Claims and counter-claims abound on forums about which is the 'best' guitar.
There are almost endless questions to consider such as :
What materials to use regarding their sound properties, stability and sustainability.
Which cnstruction method : traditional Spanish, traditional N European,
modern lattice, double tops etc.
Questions about the musical capabilities of any guitar such as volume, dynamics, colours etc.
The physical attributes: body size, neck shape, fingerboard width.
There are wonderful luthiers spread worldwide but they all offer a variety of types, materials, costs, deliveries etc. How do you find these builders? Once you get a hold of them, what do you ask them? Having collected all the information, how do you decide which one to pick?
Our Service
DK Classical Guitars are pleased to offer a consulting support service to help you with your search for the perfect guitar. We are able to bring many years of diverse experience to help you find your ideal guitar.
We will discuss all aspects of your classical guitar playing including:
Your current guitar(s) and what you like or don,t like about them
Your playing experience, whether self taught or by formal lessons.
Your current repertoire and ambitions.
Players / guitars that you admire / dislike
The must-have features of your new instrument
Your budget and preferred timescales.
Based on our discussions, we will summarise our discussions and make recommendations on the qualities and possible makers of your new guitar. We can consult our luthier colleagues and performing friends for their input if appropriate. Using all this information, we can work with you to define a specification for a guitar that will suit your current musical requirements and will also help you fulfill your musical ambitions.
We aim to provide you with sufficient background information about lutherie to enable you to talk intelligently to any of the luthiers you may wish to approach.
When you feel you are ready to commission a guitar you can work through us with one of the luthiers on our list.