La Sonanta, Belgium
Welcome to La Sonanta, located in Belgium, close to Holland and Germany.
At La Sonanta you are among fellow musicians and craftsmen, combining expert knowledge of traditional guitar construction, flamenco guitar playing and intense close relationships with the world’s best flamenco guitar makers and flamenco guitarists. To view our photos, please scroll down...We welcome you to download your La Sonanta brochure, to install pdf reader click here!
As a team, much of our time is spent traveling to and staying in the workshops of the flamenco guitar makers and recording with international flamenco guitar maestros. Many consider La Sonanta as one of the most prominent flamenco guitar shops and flamenco DVD producers, reaching flamenco guitarists, musicians and flamenco guitar makers around the world.
Our products include:
- Immediate availability from an exceptional, large collection of the finest flamenco guitars, cajons and accessories
- Flamenco Guitar Maestro Classes available in book and DVD format
- La Sonanta audio & video recording studios
Our services include:
- Artisan guitar maintenance, repair and restoration services
- Free online flamenco guitar educational videos and free Tabs
- Risk free, worldwide instrument trials and online shipment tracking
- Flamenco guitar forum and free online library
- Selecting premium woods and testing at the luthier workshops
The idea of La Sonanta came about because of a number of problems we have faced in the past as musicians. We have had to select our instruments from a very small number of choices and shops gave us very little time in which to make this important decision. Often we felt that we had made a quick decision and were not happy with the choices we made. Sometimes we felt that we had been sold to by a salesman, rather than advised by a fellow musician who understood our requirements. When ordering a guitar from a famous luthier, we were often placed on a long waiting list and found it difficult to manage the process. And when we recorded our performance, we frequently found ourselves in overpriced studios that had very little understanding of our music and did not know how to get the best from our instruments. La Sonanta was created to answer all of these problems. In our "Sala de Pruebas" you are welcome to try our exceptional, large collection of new and old flamenco guitars, cajons and accessories. At La Sonanta we buy directly from instrument makers, giving you the lowest prices possible. We also work directly with the finest artisans whom remain true, authentic craftsmen. In addition, Our ‘La Sonanta artisans’ Martín and José are happy to support you with their expert, artisan guitar maintenance, repair and restoration services. For those customers who are unable to visit our shop, we will gladly send a guitar, without any risks, anywhere in the world for trial and approval. Our reliable logistic services include on line tracking of your shipment's delivery status. For our worldwide deliveries we solitary use the unique environmental green fleet of UPS. For those wishing to record their music, La Sonanta studios offers the finest engineers, equipment and acoustics to economically capture the magic of your performance, either in house, or on location with our mobile studio. The DVD and books, produced by our own independent label ‘La Sonanta productions’, are created in close collaboration with the world’s best gypsy flamenco guitar maestros. In these series, renowned flamenco maestros use step-by-step exercises based on their own CD compositions, enabling you to reach the final level of our Flamenco Guitar Maestro Classes in playing along with the Maestros’ stage performance of his CD compositions. In addition, we also offer free flamenco guitar educational videos online with free Tabs for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Our special thanks go to Rezar Domínguez, Marius Preda, Marta Flendrig, Ricardo Ramírez de Arellano, Gerardo, Martin and José, Ewan Cameron, Marit Schauer, Jozua Rosenberg, Paco Fernández, Jesús Parra, Javier Gonzales, Jesús Llamas, Jacky Westerhof, all our wonderful international artisans & luthiers, the maestro flamenco guitarists working together with us and of course you.