Singing Dragon Concert Classical Guitar
Philharmonic Double Top Model
650mm scale with 52mm nut & 62mm at 12th fret
Cedar-Cedar double top
Balsa inner core
East Indian rosewood back & sides
Elevated mahogany neck
Ebony fingerboard with 20th fret
Hand made rosette
Der Jung tuning machines
Hand rubbed French polish finishing
Fiberglass hard shell case included
Guitars weight is 1.5kg / 3.2 lbs
Total length of the guitar is 97.5 cm / 38.385 inches
Body length is 48 cm / 18.89 inches
Upper bout is 28 cm /11.02 inches
Lower bout is 37 cm / 14.56 inches
Depth of body is 9.9 cm/ 3.89 inches
Signed certificate from the luthier is included with the guitar
Yulong Guo has been building guitars since 1983 and has gained a solid reputation in recent years for his high-quality double top guitars, as well as this model, called the “Philharmonic” which is his top-of-the-line concert double-top model based on the soundboard designs of Antonius Mueller.
In 2018 he also introduced a traditionally-built guitar, the “Granada” model, which won 2nd prize at the 2018 “Antonio Marin Montero” Guitar Building Competition in Granada, Spain.
This is our first “Philharmonic” from him, and just a look at this and one can immediately see his bold aesthetic – most notably the head has a single slot that tapers to the carved shape continuously from the bass side to the treble side.
The rosette has a Romanillos-inspired motif featuring the iconic Moorish columns.
Sound is velvety, smooth and balanced across all registers, and being a double-top, it is particularly powerful with a fast response.
The warm, rounded trebles and deep basses are easily produced and seem to jump out of the instrument with even the slightest touch.
It also features a semi-raised fingerboard which is intended to provide greater ease to the left hand in the higher positions.