Francisco Simplicio

Details

Year: 1929 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 50.5 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Spain Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus

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ITEM: 06876
AVAILABILITY: In Stock

Description

Francisco Simplicio, the sole pupil and successor of Enrique Garcia, was known not only for the beautiful tone of his instruments, but also for his exquisite workmanship and use of extravagant ornamentation. The ornate purfling and rosette detailing are immediately recognizable features of this maker’s work. He is also known for the heavily and beautifully engraved headstocks. This guitar we offer here is a fine example demonstrating the best of these qualities. The famous 'sound' of Simplicio is perhaps the most unique of the great makers of the twentieth century - it has a very "old-world" charm, and players of these guitars often remark how they are transported psychologically to another world when playing a Simplicio. The sound of this Simplicio is magical - there is great depth and rich overtone content in every note from the lowest bass note to the highest treble. This guitar also has ample volume to fill any hall. It has three top cracks repaired with 3 small cleats and two back cracks repaired with glue only. Condition is otherwise original, including finish, tuning machines, etc. Overall, a highly desirable guitar from this famous builder.

Luthier Bio: Francisco Simplicio

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