Super rare and super exclusive 2006 Howell & Forsyth D18 SFC. This particular model is probably the only one in Europe.
Howell & Forsyth guitars are no longer being built, and only 6 have ever been imported to Europe. They were imported and sold by a Dutch guitar dealer back in 2009/2010, at prices around €6000/DKK45000. Josh Howell and David Forsyth Schooler made the best possible steel string and classical guitars anywhere. David Forsyth Schooler has sadly since passed away, and Josh Howell now pursues a full-time music career.
The D18 SFC model is simply an exquisite guitar, even when compared to other ultra high-end US luthier brands. Made of top grade tone woods combined with superb craftsmanship, it is a very appealing vision in exceptional luthiery.
The guitar has an amazing piano-like voice, with clear treble, powerful bass, and an almost reverberating midrange. Just the ultimate manifestation of this classic acoustic guitar design and tone wood combination. Finally, the guitar is also very light, again typical for this design and similar to the original classics that inspired it.