The One

In his book Electric Guitar and Bass Design, Leo advises against building guitars out of one piece of wood. The reason: it creates a lot of waste, which is environmentally irresponsible.

But sometimes, the right wood blank just happens to show up, a blank that will allow you to harvest material for other pieces instead of creating waste. So here it is: The One, a masterpiece made from one single piece of the most beautiful, certified mahogany.

Note the subtle play of symmetries, the ample and luscious curves, and the minimal design of the f-shaped appliques. Here we reach the highest levels of contemporary European instrument making.

(Text: Gardenia Fair, from “Catalogue Raisonné – Leo Lospennato Guitars”)