ALL Wood Soloist Range
The difference between the SOLOIST 500 and the SOLOIST 700 is in the wood. The SOLOIST 700 is our first ALL wood guitar and the first of our 'luthier-made' range.
Just like the SOLOIST 500, we have rigorously picked out the best wood around: solid African mahogany for the back and the ribs, and solid Canadian cedar for the soundboard, both from Maderas Barber, a huge name among Spanish luthiers. At Maderas Barber, the wood is specially selected from the warehouse where it has been carefully stored for many years. After leaving the warehouse, the drying process continues as the wood stabilises in Yao Hanson’s workshop before finally being used to make the instrument.
And now to Pierre Lelièvre, the architect of this project, whose expertise as a music professional has helped us achieve the SOLOIST 700.
The guitar is sensational – the sound it projects is rich and harmonious. Nobody can be in any doubt that this is a fitting tribute to the history of lutherie. What we’ve done at PRODIPE GUITARS is merge the skills of the luthier and the guitarist to create the SOLOIST 700 at an incredible price.
More about the SOLOIST 700
- The neck/the ease of play: the SOLOIST 700 has a fingerboard made of ebony, a type of wood which is as rare as it is dense. The guitar itself is really easy to hold and it only takes the lightest of touches to generate a dynamic, wonderful sound.
- The wood: the SOLOIST 700 is ALL solid wood – African mahogany for the back and the ribs, and Canadian cedar for the soundboard. Top quality guaranteed.
- The sound: this guitar projects a sensationally rich and harmonious sound. It’s a great tribute to the long history of luthier craftsmanship.
What Pierre Lelièvre thinks
" Astonishing projection with a full, rich sound exactly the way you want it. No question about it, steeped in the traditions of Spanish lutherie."
Solo guitarist - Member of Eclisses quatuor
First prize at the Ceyzériat National Music Competition in 2010 and Prize for the best interpretation of the mandatory piece at the Antony International Guitar Competition in 2012.
Teacher at the Claude Debussy conservatoire in Paris.