I first noticed Reynoso guitars when I posted a video of Tavi playing Danza Brasilera in the tutorial suggestion thread. I like the dark and uniquely designed headstock which drew my attention to it, and it sounds like it projects very well, quite powerful.
I couldn't find any prices anywhere but did send GSI an inquiry about the 2017 model with the maple body.
I don't think I've seen a design like this before and the craftsmanship that's gone into this looks outstanding. I've been interested in maple guitars since seeing Yenne Lee playing Autumn Leaves, I'd love to find one somewhere to try out and see how they sound.
I've also found a video of Taso playing the 2017 Reynoso:
It would be good to hear from Tavi and Taso their thoughts on these guitars, and anyone else who have played them, and also maple guitars in general.
I'm guessing I'd probably have to sell my car to buy this guitar and cycle to work, or sell the bike too and walk. I look forward to hearing any comments you might have.
She’s mellowing very nicely, but the guitar possessed a feminine sweetness in its tone from the start.
Traditional build. I have no video but lots of audio . . . but as my mechanical license is out of date at this time I won't be able to put anything up here.
I own a 2011 Reynoso that Richard built for me. I first encountered Richard at the 2008 GFA vendor fair in San Francisco. I think Richard’s instruments are among the finest out there.
Richard's guitars are wonderful. A wonderful guys making great guitars.
My reply from GSI was pretty close to what I expected with regards to the cost of a Richard Reynoso guitar. A professional guitar which needs professional playing ability to justify buying one. GSI recommended another maple guitar, the Woon Sun Lee that Ines Thome plays in the 'Una Limosna Por El Amor De Dios' tutorial, which is almost half the price but still out of a beginner's league. I found another luthier whose guitars although are still a substantial investment, are a bit more within reach.
Another video of Tavi, playing a 2016 model, beautiful song.