“The Kasha Style Concert Classical guitar has the longest scale length of any guitar I build, at 672 mm, and the shape is more rounded than my traditional guitars. As with my other guitars, the scale length can be adjusted to suit the player.” – Tom
This is essentially the guitar I learned to build when I studied with Maestro Schneider in 1983, although the design has evolved since that time. It includes a trap-door, a laminated, band-pass bridge, and a metal bar through the neck to damp out-of-phase vibrations of the neck. This guitar was made with an Englemann Spruce top, and Indian Rosewood back and sides. The bindings are dyed poplar. All the bindings and purflings and the rosette are made to the player’s specifications. There is a very wide range of colors and designs available.
The price of the Kasha Style Concert Classical guitar begins at $ 8,500.00, with a choice of Western Red Cedar or Englemann Spruce, back and sides are Indian Rosewood. The standard tuners are the Gotos, pictured. The finish is lacquer. It takes approximately four days to make the rosette. Options include Cocobolo or Brazilian Rosewood for the back/sides, and Redwood, Port Orford Cedar, or German Spruce for the Top. Other options include upgraded tuners and French polish. The construction process begins with a discussion of the player’s particular needs, which are then incorporated into the guitar. It takes approximately four days to make the rosette.