It is difficult for me to describe how much I enjoy building and playing these Cypress guitars. Spanish Cypress is a dream to work with, smells great, no pores to fill and most important provides a colorful tone with exuberant character. These guitars are so much fun to play you wont want to put it down. Although spruce is the standard pairing for cypress, I personally prefer cedar. Some of my favorite guitars have been made of this combination and they're not just for flamenco music, I find them delightful for Villa-Lobos and most guitar music that is complimented by using a variety of tone colors. Fast response, plenty of punch and always able to explore new nuances and tone colors, these guitars are as fun as it gets.
Each Connor guitar is set up to optimize the benefits of the instrument. The sound portal in this guitar will give the player a unique playing experience, as you are immersed in the music in a way unlike any other instrument. This has been paired with our unique bracing pattern which gives these instruments power, clarity and sustain unlike any other. Furthermore, we add details to each of our instruments like a lightly radiused fingerboard, precise string spacing and height, to make them remarkably easy to play. An optional elevated fingerboard may be added which allows greater access to the higher register.
Standard Spanish style fingerboard
Back and sides:
Western red Cedar or Spruce
Moon harvested spruce
Hand rubbed French polish throughout.
Nut 43mm and saddle 58mm
nut 53mm and 12th fret 63mm
1st fret 22mm and 9th fret 24mm
Action at 12th:
high E 3.4mm and low E 3.7mm
Rosette: Roses (red or green) with perimeter mosaic
Tuners: Sloane, Alessi, Fustero
Tap plates: Recommended!
Case: Eastman Metro, Ameritage, Calton, Accord
"For me your guitars are the best that I have ever heard. The sound in both my instruments is fabulous for baroque, flamenco, and all Spanish classical music. It is warm, present, and recalls the sound of the Oud and the Lute. It is also sweet and brilliant, ideal for works of composer such as Albeniz"
Juan Miguel Gimenez, Granada 2007