Our workshop mainly produces classical and flamenco guitars.

We also make parlor guitars, ukuleles and electric guitars (Strato-type).

All musical instruments are handmade, and the selection of wood, processing, decoration, assembly, painting, and adjustment are all carried out in our workshop. Most parts are machined and decorated with hand tools or simple electric power tools. We do not use any computers, etc., such as NC lathes. It takes more than 400 hours to build up one guitar. Mass production is impossible with this kind of manufacturing method, however, we strive to ensure that each instrument is finished with very high precision and that the sound quality is exactly that is Guitarra de la Florita’s destination.

There is no specific direction regarding to sound quality particularly. The most important point is to listen carefully to the user’s requirements and we carefully observe and listen to the tap sound of materials, and determine the appropriate processing, assembly, and finishing dimensions for the material. Fine tone exists on the extension line of grate predecessors’ works, therefore, in our work shop, we improve the sound quality by making changes on them step by step.

Needless to say, guitars must have good sound quality and be hard to break, however, we also consider importance on decoration. The guitar is both an instrument and a fine craft at the same time. At first glance, its sleek design immediately catches people’s attention and gives the satisfaction of owning something beautiful. There is no compromise for making beautiful guitar.

The most important purpose in making a guitar is to meet the user’s requirements and expectations. Guitarra de la Florita’s destination is to create a guitar that will be a lifelong friend that the user will feel really satisfied when the guitar is completed and received.

 

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Introduction of Manufacturer

Name:    Masafumi Nakanami
Date of birth:    27th Nov, 1965.

My carrier started as Marin engineer of ocean going vessel, however, I turned over to mechanical engineer of company employee. Guitar building has been continuing since 2018, Currently, I am learning the guitar building under the Luthier Toshihito Maruyama. I am making Classic and Flamenco guitar mainly.

I endeavor to make the guitar which is enriched customers’ life through the Music.

Feature of Guitarra de la Florita

1.Material selection

Customer can observe grain and listen tapping sound of the materials before guitar building so that decide the sound tendency. Basically, we use dry materials that has been seasoned for 15 to 20 years or more.

2.V-type groove joint

For the connection of the neck and  body, V-type groove is given at the bottom of neck, neck and body are fixed by driving two wedges into the grooves. It is very robust connection and great help in circulating neck and body vibrations. It is the basis for making sound with a core.

3.French polish by Shellac

This is a method of dissolving substance secreted by lac scale insects with ethyl alcohol and applying it. It is said to have already existed in China around 2000 BC. French polishing is a method of applying shellac with a cotton cloth. Since French polish can be applied very thinly, it has little effect on the vibration of the guitars.

 

4.V-type neck joint

We can already see V-type connection in guitars after around 1700. This connection method doesn’t have an impact on the sound quality, however, it’s a very beautiful and elegant detail.

5.Decorations

Rosetta is the face of the guitar. Guitarra de la Florita can make only one guitar in the world by making an original design and decorations here. Tops, backs, headstocks, bindings, purflings, etc. can also be made with unique decorations. We would like to respond your expectations as much as possible.

6.Strat-type guitar

Guitarra de la Florita can make your own pickups in this work shop. It is possible that impedance can be set to a specified value. We recommend impedance setting the neck and middle low and the bridge high. Indian rosewood is adopted to fingerboard which is aged more than 30 years.