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17 May 2023

Marco Bortolozzo Builds His "1993" Classical Guitar Model For GSI. See the photos!


Italian maker Marco Bortolozzo has shared with us some beautiful photos of his newest guitar which he is currently making for GSI. This will be his new "1993" model whose name refers to the year Marco received his first portable radio for his birthday - a gift he remembers to this day because it was the first moment when he started to realize the importance of music in his life. As a starting point in developing his new model, Marco used Segovia's 1937 Hermann Hauser. He used a thick spruce top and thicknessed it with a variable pattern. At the same time, he tried to lower the pitch of the guitar by making adjustments to the structure and the general weight. He also added a low-depth tornavoz. The thicker soundboard gives the treble strings much clarity while retaining a good sustain. The lowered resonance pitch (around E) gives the guitar deep basses. All the adjustments and measurements were made with the help of a microphone and special software to monitor the frequencies. The guitar also has a hidden adjustable titanium rod inside the neck for stability.

The aesthetic details of this guitar are pretty eclectic, although one can distinguish some inspirations by the style of Manuel Ramirez.

Check out the sneak peek photos below and don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions!

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