The small team at Fylde, headed up by Roger Bucknall, builds guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, and citterns by hand with traditional tools, at their workshop in Northern England. Their imaginatively named, beautifully appointed instruments can be seen in the hands of many beloved musicians in the folk world and beyond. The Falstaff is "the ultimate in acoustic guitar design", with traits that make it an appealing option for all types of players. This Custom model combines specs that we might not typically see on the same guitar. Engelmann spruce, the softest of the spruces commonly used on guitars, is favored by fingerstylists for its sweet responsiveness and quickness to mature. But paired here with a 1-11/16" nut width, larger 15-1/2" wide body and full scale length, the result is a tone and feel that is absolutely perfect for flatpickers and strummers who are looking for a slightly drier, warm, and balanced voice than they might get from a dreadnought. The set-up and voice support dropped tunings elegantly, as well.