Occasionally I will indulge myself and build a guitar simply for enjoyment. This guitar which is owned by Rob MacKillop has a torrefied spruce top and cypress back and sides, and is in the style of Manuel Ramirez although not a copy of a specific instrument. I really wanted a guitar which is typically set up for playing the standard repertoire, not in the flamenco style with which cypress wood is normally associated. Rob strings his guitars with gut trebles and silk-core basses and plays with the flesh of his fingers so the sound is quite authentic for this style of instrument. Check out Rob’s website here.