Francisco Simplicio - Barcelona

  • Year:

    1928 - No. 177

  • Body:

    Rosewood? - species of wood uncertain

  • Front:

    European spruce - with lacquered wooden tornovoz, colourful rosette and typically decorative purflings.

  • Tuners:

    Simplicio originals with butterfly-shaped buttons. Headface with decorative carving. .

  • Scale:

    650mm - which is unusual as many are the equivalent of 64 to 64.5cm.

  • Neck Width:

    50mm at the nut

  • Condition:

    A stunning instrument from one of the early 20th century truly great makers. In remarkable and highly attractive condition.

  • Comments:

    On first playing this, the typical reaction is Oh my God! The depth of sound is amazing; deeper than any other classical guitar I have experienced. Perhaps because of the tornovoz, the 'box pitch' of this instrument is way down at C# - yet the treble is not weak and is clear and sustaining. Being very comfortable to play and with remarkable old-world sound, this makes it a perfectly good playing and performance instrument and a collectors's gem at the same time

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  • Price:
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