Andrea Tacchi of Florence

  • Year:

    2005 - Coclea model, number 294

  • Body:

    Very straight and narrow-grained Wenge, lined with cypress. Elegant purfling with slim, rosewood bindings; no back centre-strip. All shellac french-polished.
    Body length:- 488 mm.
    Top bout:- 285 mm wide & 92 mm deep.
    Waist:- 240 mm wide & 100mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 98 mm deep.

  • Front:

    Italian alpine spruce - beautifully quartered and very silky with a lot of medullary and some bearclaw. The rosette is a replication from an Enrique Garcia; a maker much admired by Andrea. Rosewood bridge with decorated, bone tie-block capping and 12-hole tie system.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller with Munich-shaped side-plates and snakewood buttons.

  • Scale:

    654mm with 19 frets (plus 20th fret for the 1st string) on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1704 grams

  • Condition:

    This used guitar is in very good condition with no repairs and no cracks.
    The back has an area of dulled polish surface from body contact.
    The front has a few very minor marks and one string ding.
    Altogether, very handsome.

  • Comments:

    Whist making fine instruments inspired by Robert Bouchet and Francisco Simplicio, the Coclea model is Andrea Tacchi's principal model very much of his own design. They are strong, vibrant concert guitars with impressive projection used by many professionals such as Flavio Cucchi. The balance is good with pleasing depth of bass, focussed middle and clear treble. In common with all Tacchi guitars, the quality of materials, decorative details and polishing are distinctive and of high quality.
    With several years waiting list, the Andrea Tacchi guitars are not so easy to find.

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  • Price:
    Sold July 2014
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