The great Al di Meola is playing “La Porta”, a flamenco guitar that I custom built for him. Live at Berklee Valencia Campus. What a great performance!
About the background of the design of this guitar:
“La Porta” is a guitar especially made for Al di Meola. The design is based on the story that Al told about his grandfather leaving Italy through an ancient historical door, hence: “La Porta”. The design of the headstock was taken and inspired by the design of the ancient stone decorated wooden door on which his grandfather left. Further Al di Meola needed very easy access to the higher region of the fretboard hence the extreme deep cutaway.