Milestones La Romantica. Inspired by early styles of guitar music from early 1800’s
During the Romantic or Biedermeier time, there was no electricity, radio, TV or cinema, and no microphone and speaker systems.
Guitar concerts became very popular, but the audience was limited to the volume of the slim body and ladder braced instruments of those days.
“Please make my next guitar louder” was the standard request touring artists gave to the builders.
Guitar builder René Lacôte (1785-1868) reacted by introducing two mayor design changes. He gave the slim body shape more belly and spread the lower bout ladder braces in an unparallel manner. This allowed a larger part of the lower bout top to act as a membrane. The ladder brace construction was kept and the result was a louder but still charming guitar sound.
Model: La Romantica
Finish: French Polish
Machine Head: 1:18
String: RC string
Case: Gig bag