My traditional models mainly includes the Antonio de Torres guitars in style. The body is smaller which I found very elegant. Focus is all about sweetness, colours and a unique voice.

KItselis Guitars No 48 based on the Antonio de Torres models

Choose between Western Red 
Cedar or European Spruce. (Bearclaw Spruce from Switzerland on this guitar)

Vibrating string length
650 mm

Nut and saddle
Strings are individually compensated at the saddle and slanted for greater downbearing pressure. 12 holes bridge

Spanish Cedar or South American Mahogany
Thickness: 1st fret – 22,5 mm. 9th fret – 24 mm

Choose between Indian Rosewood, Madagascar, Ziricote, Birds eye maple or Flamed maple.
Length: 49 cm
Width: Upper bout – 28 cm
Waist: 23,5 cm
Lower bout – 36 cm
Depth: Neck/body joint – 8.6 cm
Tailblock: 9,5-10 cm
Arcing: Top and back are arced in both length and width

Wood: African or Indian Ebony
Width: nut – 52.5 mm. 12th fret – 63 mm
Standard, Elevated fretboard or adjustable neck with a clock key (See the 7-stringed guitar).
Action height at 12th fret: 1st string: 3,2 mm. 6th string: 3,7-4.2 mm, depending on the player.

Made by me and is sligthly different for every new guitar.

The whole body is French polished for 2-3 months.

You can choose tuners I have in stock. Normally Perona and Schaller tuners. Otherwise I will order depending what you need and check for the right measurments. You can also buy for your existing guitar. Of course I can help you with assembly.

European Flamed maple and Austrian Spruce top.

Kitselis Guitars No. 53 & 51

Flamed maple vs East Indian Rosewood

KItselis Guitars No 48 Hero

Torrefied Spruce Bearclaw top from Switzerland. 

Thermally or torrefied treated wood is not a new idea, but the method has been developed and become more sophisticated. This means that the wood is heated for a longer period in an oxygen-free oven, about 200 degrees. This ”boils away” oils and resins that normally take many years to reduce as freshly harvested wood dries and ages. The theory is that a torrified soundboard will reach the same cell structure as an old guitar. Torrified wood is also more resistant to shrinkage when exposed to climate change. A torrefied spruce top has also a  slightly darker color.

KItselis Guitars No 48 based on the Antonio de Torres models. Back

Birds eye maple back and sides.

The figure is caused by unfavorable growing conditions for the tree. It attempts to start numerous new buds to get more sunlight, but with poor growing conditions the new shoots are aborted and afterward a number of tiny knots remain.