Brondel A-2 Plum Pudding Mahogany



TME is excited to have our first instrument from acclaimed luthier, Laurent Brondel, in the showroom! We've seen a few Brondel guitars over the years -- clients have brought them in just to show them off, and their brilliant sense of design and big, enveloping sound has always left a mark. This A2 (which is Brondel's OM-style guitar) features numerous upgrades from a base model -- most notably the insanely beautiful "Plum Pudding" figured mahogany and the bearclaw German Spruce top. The guitar's artistry is evident even from a distance -- but let's not let discussion of the sound slip through the cracks. This instrument has an absolutely arresting voice and response: it's incredibly easy to coax tone from it, and whether fingerpicked or flatpicked the lightest touch sets it roaring. The sound is more traditional than you might expect ~ it's woody, in the old-Martin style, with a modern crispness than never becomes too-bright or cloying. Rich, detailed and balanced, this is just an incredibly fun guitar to play ~ and it rewards with a big low end and projection that'll fill a room with sound. We're smitten, and look forward to more Brondel guitars in the near future! Priced with Hoffee carbon fiber case.


  • "Plum Pudding" Figured Honduran Mahogany back & sides
  • Bearclaw German spruce top 
  • 25.6” scale (650mm)
  • 1 3/4” nut width
  • 2 5/16” bridge string spacing
  • Brazilian RW fretboard & bridge
  • Honduran mahogany 1-piece neck
  • Buckeye burl trim & pickguard
  • Gotoh “Stealth” tuners with custom BRW buttons
  • Jescar EVO 43080 fretwire
  • 16” FB radius
  • Hot Hide Glue construction
  • Oil Varnish finish
  • Hoffee case

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