Tioman 3 has won the Kirov International Classical Guitar making competition in Russia held in Novemeber 2012. Out of 20 over world-class classical guitar makers, Jeffrey Yong has snatched the top spot. More details about the Kirov competition below. This amazing piece on sale is Tioman 3, which is the winning model.
There were nearly 30 luthiers in the classical guitar making competition. The were two judging rounds. The first was a closed-door evaluation carried out by the panel of judges. They sample each guitar and provided their ratings.
After this closed-door round, 8 finalists were chosen. The eight selected finalists went through a blind listening evaluation that was opened to all to listen. A professional player will play each guitar using the same tune, and the listeners will cast their votes without seeing the guitars. Jeffrey's sent in two Tioman 3 which one was damaged during transit. After both rounds, Jeffrey's Tioman 3 emerged as the overall winner.