The loudest gypsy guitar?
Choose the Bigsound

Dejan Krsmanovic playing my Big Sound. Great player.
Dejan YouTube

The concept  Big Sound
Building many Gipsy guitars and understanding more and more the acoustic behind idea it, I decided to make an instrument with most complete sound. I think the concept of the gipsy guitar can open new sounds for many other styles.

This new instrument should be very loud with full sound and well balanced. It should be possible to play fingerstyle and even classical repertoire on it. Not identical to the classical guitar, but a steel string with the balance and dynamics that you need on a classical guitar.

All energy for the sound

With this in mind the idea Big Sound was born.
It has the same shape as a traditional gypsy guitar but with a wider sound hole at a higher location. This results in a larger active part of the top, around the bridge. A thin top with two light braces that carry the bridge and a thin light bridge of rosewood produce a unique, loud and all round guitar sound.

The loudest guitar I've ever made
Its key features are:
- an extremely stiff back construction for great reflection,
- a tailpiece brace to reduce all the loss of energy,
- an ebony and carbon reinforced neck

The result is awesome. A very loud, multi-functional steel string.
Contact me for your personal wishes.

A Custom made Bigsound or Carl Bludts

Custom made special for fingerstyle
Carl is a Belgian guitarplayer, and a guitar lover. He plays many styles. He wished to have a gypsy style guitar with a more allround feeling. He plays with a thumb pick and with his fingers. He needs a full sound, loud and bright. For fingerstyle jazz.

The instrument
We decided to go for a 64 cm scale and very good playability.The neck  is 46 mm at the 0 fret and 57 wide on the 14'th fret. The fingerboard is radius 12". The action is low, 2.0 mm at the 12th fret.

The woods
The back and sides are very beautiful flamed maple. The nack is also maple. The top European spruce. For the bindings I used phernambuq, a very beautiful color red/brown.

Carl Bludts youtube: Daddystovepipe

Custom made Bigsound for Wolfgang Hamann

Gerrit van Bergeijk
Absveen 72
2211 EW Noordwijkerhout
The Netherlands

Tel: 0031 (0) 252377603
M: 0031 (0) 6 16467411