Laurent Brondel Acoustic 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 - Lutz Spruce & Cocobolo

    Brondel B2 Essential - Lutz Spruce & Cocobolo

    Out of stock
    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

    Brondel B2 Essential - Lutz Spruce & Cocobolo Brondel B2 Essential - Lutz Spruce & Cocobolo Brondel B2 Essential - Lutz Spruce & Cocobolo


  2. Brondel A-1c - German Spruce & Malaysian Blackwood

    Brondel A-1c - German Spruce & Malaysian Blackwood

    Out of stock

    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 A2 - Adirondack & Flamed Oregon Walnut

    Brondel A2 - Adirondack & Flamed Oregon Walnut

    Out of stock
    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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