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NEW Johannes Kitselis

Top: Cedar double/composite top
Back and sides: Rosewood
Scale: 650mm
Origin: Sweden

Johannes is building what I consider to be very fine double tops. As the World leader in double top sales of all kinds, I have been pretty spoiled I’ll admit it, so it takes something to raise my eyebrow, and Johannes does that. I am not alone apparently as in 2017 Johannes received first prize for best sound, playability, and craftsmanship at the St. Petersburg competition.

This instrument is brand new and already has a lovely powerful voice…modern, yet traditional. The playability is excellent, Rosewood back is gorgeous, the arm rest is very comfortable and of course helps prevent your forearm from ‘dampening’ the top motion, fingerboard is elevated for good access above the 12th fret, 12 hole tie block and white hardshell case as well.

An impressive double top indeed.

Mattias von Wachenfeldt plays “Schindler´s List” on a Kitselis double top.

NEW Johannes Kitselis