In a tiny workshop in California's Santa Cruz mountains, Gil Carnal sands the bracing of a new soundboard. Over the next few months this soundboard will transform into one of the finest and most innovative classical guitars available today. Gil has been building guitars for 35 years and is a gifted musician. Every guitar is custom made and builds on his prior work. No two sound alike. All sound extraordinary.
After I had finished photographing Gil picked up a recently finished guitar and started to play in the middle of his workshop. The guitar, the sound, the setting, the musician - all were astounding.