La Crema

My La Crema model is the finest guitar to come from my workshop. Nothing is spared in time and materials to bring you this guitar. Only a few are made each year. Select old growth solid Brazilian rosewood is used for the back and sides. This wood was obtained by my shop directly from Brazil before export restrictions were imposed.

Extra fine, carefully chosen solid wood tops are used in your choice of cedar, redwood, and German or Engelman spruce, and a scale length of either 640, 650, or 660mm. If you are not sure what scale length is best for you, send me a tracing of your hand and I will select the appropriate scale length for you.

Fine French polish is applied by hand to the top, and the remainder of the appointments are of only the highest quality, carefully chosen for harmony and balance in color. Applied in the traditional manner, this French polish has been used for hundreds of years. It produces the best sounding instrument. French polish must be carefully cared for, and renewed when it shows signs of wear. It is easily repaired and is completely nontoxic. The application of a fine French polish finish is labor intensive, hence more expensive. My standard models include a French polished top with lacquer back, sides, and neck for durability. Available for the entire guitar as an option.

The rosette is based on the themes from the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in the north of Spain, and is exclusive for my guitars.

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Please be sure to view the large assortment of rare and exotic woods Paracho del Norte has available from which your custom guitar can be built. Click here to select from the photo catalogs.


  The current price
for a La Crema is
Price Includes a hard shell case.
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Above, a back of Brazilian rosewood.
Below, a 4-piece back of sharkwood.