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1930 Francisco Simplicio SP/MH

Year 1930
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Mahogany
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 50 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Spain
Luthier Francisco Simplicio

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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 of this maker at his best.

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 particularly magnificent - great depth to every note up the entire register with a big bottom-end and lyrical trebles. In addition to the beautiful and ornate carving and inlay work, the materials are striking - most notably it is built from a set of gorgeous quilted mahogany for the back and sides - a rarely seen wood since this time and a visual treat for players and collectors alike. Overall, a highly desirable guitar from this remarkable builder.

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