Laurent Brondel Guitars

Laurent was born in Paris, he worked as a professional musician and sound engineer for nearly 20 years before moving to the USA in 1999. He worked with Dana Bourgeois for a few years before setting up his own workshop in Maine in 2007.

I met Laurent in 2011 and was very impressed by the simple beauty and tone of his guitars. He favours a light build and uses slightly arched (rather than radiussed) top and back giving thinner plates that are strong and stable, allowing a faster attack and better projection. This also increases comfort for the player. Laurent uses hot hide glue and an oil varnish finish, two of the best ways to achieve the very best tone.


  1. Brondel B2 Essential cocobolo

    Brondel B2 Essential cocobolo

    £5,495.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £158.36 per month with 10% deposit

    Brondel B2 Essential cocobolo from acoustic music co on Vimeo.



    Another work of genius from Laurent. Is has very fat and luscious tone with great definition, separation and projection. It takes a great luthier to pull that off!

    • Lutz spruce top
    • Flitch matched cocobolo back and sides
    • 12 frets to the body
    • 25.6” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 5/16” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ivoroid bindings
    • Royal ebony headstock veneer
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Ivoroid rosette
    • Macassar ebony fretboard
    • Macassar ebony bridge
    • Waverly tuners
    • Ivoroid tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ivoroid bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • Access case

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  2. Brondel A-1c German spruce/Malaysian blackwood

    Brondel A-1c German spruce/Malaysian blackwood

    Out of stock

    Brondel A-1c from acoustic music co on Vimeo.



    German spruce twinned with Malaysian blackwood gives some of the clearest and and most well defined individual notes I have heard. Of course put those notes together and and the result is harmonious and sweet, delicate fingerstyle, strumming and picking are all well within its competence, its excels at them all.

    There is headroom here enough to fly very high indeed and it responds excellently to the lightest touch. While this spectacular guitar is all about accuracy and articulation it comes with depth, warmth and character.

    • German spruce top
    • Malaysian blackwood back and sides
    • Double sides (EIR inside)
    • Laminated braces (bloodwood/red spruce)
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.6” scale
    • 1 3/4” nut width
    • 2 5/16” string spacing at saddle
    • 15 5/8” lower bout
    • Laminated curly maple/black walnut neck
    • Cutaway
    • Black walnut/curly maple purflings
    • Bloodwood bindings
    • Ziricote headstock veneer
    • Malaysian blackwood rear headstock veneer
    • Multicolour custom wood backstrip
    • Framed curly maple end wedge
    • Gold side dots
    • Black walnut/curly maple rosette
    • Macassar ebony fretboard
    • Macassar ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 gold tuners
    • Ziricote tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Galalith bridge and end pins
    • No pickguard
    • Hard case

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  3. Brondel "The Essential" B4 SOLD

    Brondel "The Essential" B4 SOLD

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    I am always going on about how great smaller guitars can be. They don’t get any greater than this Brondel B4. All that bo**ocks about good things come in small packages.. Great things come in this small package.

    This little beauty will even flatpick, it certainly has the volume! Tho' it is a little happier being sweet and mellow while responding to fingerstyle. I am SERIOUSLY thinking about taking this one home...


    • Red (Adirondack) spruce top
    • Rosewood back and sides
    • 12 frets to the body
    • 12” scale
    • 1 13/16” nut width
    • 2 3/8” string spacing at saddle
    • 13 3/8” lower bout
    • Sapele laminated neck
    • Black/maple/black top border
    • Tortoise bindings
    • Madagascar rosewood headstock veneer
    • Side dots
    • Custom multi-colour wood rosette
    • Macassar ebony fretboard
    • Honduran rosewood bridge
    • Grover Sta-Tite tuners
    • Ebony tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • TKL case

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  4. Brondel A2 Adirondack/Cuban mahogany SOLD

    Brondel A2 Adirondack/Cuban mahogany SOLD

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    My fifth guitar from Laurent and probably the warmest and sweetest sounding one. It has Laurent's legendary clarity and definition with well defined rich bass, warm mids and clear and sweet trebles.

    Its light and very responsive and a winner in the playability stakes.

    • Adirondack top
    • Cuban mahogany back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 5/16” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Honduran mahogany neck
    • Custom double arrow purfling
    • Cocobolo bindings
    • Cocobolo headstock veneer
    • Evo fretwire
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Custom double arrow rosette
    • Framed ebony fretboard
    • Cocobolo bridge
    • Cocobolo end wedge
    • Nickel Waverly tuners
    • tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Cocobolo bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • Hard case

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  5. Brondel A2 Carpathian spruce /Honduran mahogany SOLD

    Brondel A2 Carpathian spruce /Honduran mahogany SOLD

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    An elegant OM sized guitar from Laurent. This is some of the most richly hued mahogany I have seen. That would also be a good description of the tone, add great balance, clarity and definition and you have a light and responsive fingerstylist's guitar that will also strum and pick.

    • Carpathian spruce top
    • Honduran mahogany back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 5/16”string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Spanish cedar neck
    • Cocobolo bindings
    • Cocobolo headstock veneer
    • White side/top position markers
    • Custom arrow wood rosette
    • Custom arrow purfling and top border
    • Cocobolo back strip
    • Gabon ebony fretboard
    • Gabon ebony bridge
    • Waverly nickel oval tuners
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Custom cocobolo w/ white dot bridge pins
    • Celluloid nitrate tortoise pickguard
    • Access case

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  6. Brondel A2 Essential German spruce/pernambuco SOLD

    Brondel A2 Essential German spruce/pernambuco SOLD

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    I have heard great things about pernambuco (mostly from Bruce Sexauer) and now I know why. This is a light and very responsive guitar with fantastic separation and definition. The tone is very full and rich with great resonance and depth. Another winner from Laurent.

    • Old German spruce top
    • Pernambuco back and sides
    • 12 frets to the body
    • 25.6” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 5/16” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Pernambuco/ebony purfling
    • Ebony bindings
    • Gabon Ebony headstock veneer
    • Gabon Ebony rear headstock veneer
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Pernambuco/ebony rosette
    • Gabon ebony fretboard
    • Gabon ebony bridge
    • Schertler tuners
    • Ebony tuner buttons
    • Evo fretwire
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Bone bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • Hardshell case


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  7. Brondel A2 Essential Adirondack/Panamanian rosewood

    Brondel A2 Essential Adirondack/Panamanian rosewood

    Out of stock

    Brondel A2 Essential - 02 from acoustic music co on Vimeo.



    Another fantastic A2 'Essential' from Laurent. This is one of the lightest rosewood guitars I've had in (OK I admit it I weigh them) and it plays accordingly, its very responsive with a rich warmth to its tone and fantastic separation, projection and balance. And I love the simple elegance of Laurent's essential spec.

    • Adirondack spruce top
    • Panamanian rosewood back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.6” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 5/16” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Black/pear/black purfling
    • Rosewood bindings
    • Rosewood headstock veneer
    • Rosewood rear headstock veneer
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Black/pear/black rosette
    • Gabon ebony fretboard
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Schertler tuners
    • Ebony tuner buttons
    • Evo fretwire
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • Hardshell case


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  8. Brondel C-3 red spruce/sapele

    Brondel C-3 red spruce/sapele

    Out of stock

    Brondel C-3 from acoustic music co on Vimeo.



    My favourite back and sides wood again - I wonder why that keeps happening - sapele yet again seems to be mahogany plus.. plus a little warmth and depth of character.

    A little bigger than OO size, this little beauty is one of those guitars that almost seems to start before you do, or 'eager' as I have described very responsive guitars before.. Its light and as they say 'plays like butter' though I've never tried to play butter and don't intend to.

    Despite its liveliness is has the warmth and depth of many a bigger and darker wooded (if you see what I mean) guitar. Another very versatile and beautiful instrument from Laurent.


    • Adirondack spruce top
    • Sapele back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.6” scale
    • 1 25/32” nut width
    • 2 3/8” string spacing at saddle
    • 14 ½” lower bout
    • Sapele neck
    • Black walnut/curly maple purflings
    • Ivoroid bindings
    • African blackwood headstock veneer
    • African blackwood rear headstock veneer
    • Multicolour custom wood backstrip
    • African blackwood end wedge
    • Red side dots
    • Multicolour custom wood rosette
    • Macassar ebony fretboard
    • African blackwood bridge
    • Grover Sta-Tite nickel tuners
    • Ivoroid tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Galalith bridge and end pins
    • No pickguard
    • Hard case

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  9. Brondel A2 Adirondack/walnut SOLD

    Brondel A2 Adirondack/walnut SOLD

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    Another Brondel masterpiece, very light and responsive, what I think of a 'eager'. Unbelievably well defined and rich bass with magical mids and terrific clear and sweet/fat trebles. Add to the mix great balance and projection and the very best playability and you have an outstanding Instrument. This is my kinda' guitar.

    See the AGF build thread HERE

    • Adirondack spruce top
    • Flamed Oregon walnut back and sides
    • Oil varnish finish
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 5/16” string spacing at saddle
    • l5” lower bout
    • Laminated black walnut neck
    • Cocobolo/flamed maple arrow purfling
    • Cocobolo bindings
    • Cocobolo headstock veneer
    • Cocobolo rear headstock veneer
    • Custom multicolor backstrip
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Custom arrow rosette
    • Cocobolo fretboard
    • Cocobolo bridge
    • Schertler black chrome tuners
    • Ebony tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • Ameritage case

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