Kremona Daimen Lulo Reinhardt Nylon String Acoustic Electric New
As you might have guessed from his last name, Lulo Reinhardt comes from the extended family of musicians that includes his uncles Schnuckenack Reinhardt and Dawelie Reinhardt and the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt. Unlike most of his kin, who have focused on swing and other jazz idioms, Lulo’s music has a strong Latin feel, with a dash of flamenco. Rather than play a guitar with steel strings, he has opted for a guitar with nylon strings. The Daimen, which he designed with the luthiers at Kremona, is a hybrid nylon string guitar that is perfectly suited to his eclectic style.
Unlike most nylon string guitars, the Daimen has a 14-fret neck that, when combined with the cutaway, allows easy access to the highest frets. The nut measures 48mm (about 1 /3/4”) and the fretboard has a radius, two features that help make this guitar feel familiar to a steel string guitarist. In a nod to the Maccaferri-style guitars that Django and other Gypsy jazz musicians played over the years, the Daimen has a large, oblong soundhole that recalls the D-shape sounhole of those classic guitars. The top is constructed from solid European spruce, with layered Bulgarian walnut on the back and sides and a solid walnut neck.
The Daimen is fitted with an LR Baggs Element pickup which includes volume and tone controls just inside the soundhole. This crossover guitar will appeal to classical guitarists looking for a nylon string instrument that is well suited to jazz and other contemporary styles as well as steel string players looking to experiment with the rounder, more romantic sound of a classical guitar. Includes a Kremona hardshell case.