Milestones make unique professional quality instruments. The company is the brainchild of lifelong German guitar expert Wolfgang Jellinghous who works with a team of the best Chinese luthiers to make instruments inspired by the creations of guitar-making pioneers from the 19th century to the present.
The Milestones Romantica is a tribute to the innovations of Rene Francois Lacote (1785 – 1868). Before Lacote, the design of the guitar had not changed much since the Baroque – it had narrow “hips”, ladder bracing after Stradivari, and was quiet but gentle-toned.
Lacote gave the guitar body more volume and increased the size of the soundboard “diaphram” area by widening the lower bout while slightly modifiying the form of the ladder bracing. the result was a guitar that could communicate with a growing audience while maintaining the sweet tonality.
Our current stock of these guitars is made without any of the woods on the CITES list of endangered species. Typically bridge and purfling woods might have been made of Indian Rosewood but we requested these were substituted with the equally musically sound Ziricote.
Like other Milestones guitars, the Romantica 1A represents extraordinary value for money.
|Type||Nineteenth Century Style classical guitar (“Lacote”)|
|Soundboard Wood||Solid spruce|
|Sides||Solid flamed maple|
|Back||Solid flamed maple|
|Number Of Frets||19|
|Position Markers||5 and 7|
|Bridge Description||18 hole tie block|
|Tuners||Recessed high quality brass machine heads with 1:18 ratio and with black ebony buttons|
|Overall Finish||French polish, natural colour|
|Neck Width Nut||52mm|
|String Width Nut||42mm|
|String Width Bridge||57mm|
|Body Depth Heel||77mm|
|Body Depth Base||80mm|
|Upper Bout Width||262mm|
|Lower Bout Width||320mm|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Case||Fibreglass case included|
Fibreglass case included in price.