High quality nylon strung classical guitars, combine power and sound characteristics, with exceptional playability and performance.
It’s in this field that the Santos Martinez skilled craftsmen excel, they are experts in the art of making outstanding nylon strung classical and electro-classical guitars, highly respected by amateur, semi-pro and professional players around the world for their playability, visual appeal and exceptional tonal qualities.
Santos Martinez are also dedicated to introducing very young students to the exciting world of classical and flamenco guitar. They are admired among teachers for producing nylon strung guitars, specifically designed for students as young as 5 years old to learn on a high quality instrument.
With a 1/2 size body the Principante Classic is a fine example. The scaled down body, crafted from sapele with a spruce soundboard allows a child to comfortably reach the easy to play neck profile and fretboard without straining.
Needless to say, whilst this is a smaller instrument, the Santos Martinez attention to detail remains. Features include black bindings, a capped heal, detailed rosette inlay, profile-contoured capped headstock and chrome-plated machine heads with white buttons.
The natural satin open-pore finish, allows the sspruce soundboard to vibrate freely, delivering a rich, warm sound, with a balanced volume and projection.
With a 1/2 size body and smaller neck profile, the Principante Classic is a joyous instrument for young children to learn classical and flamenco styles.
• Top: Spruce
• Back & Sides: Sapele
• Binding: Black
• Machineheads: Chrome
• Strings: High Quality USA Made
• Finish: Open Pore, Natural
About Santos Martinez
One of the purest, most expressive musical sounds is that of the traditional nylon string classical guitar. It is a sound that epitomises the phrase 'it's all in the fingers', a tone resulting from the direct connection of guitarist and instrument.
If you desire an instrument that will take you anywhere from the bedroom to concert halls, the critically-acclaimed range of Santos Martinez classical and electro-classical guitars offers a combination of rich, sweet-toned performance and easy playability at a range of price points.