1947 Diego y Gracia SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||648 mm|
|Nut width||50 mm|
This is an extremely well-preserved Diego y Gracia guitar, issued by the Antigua Casa Nunez shop of Buenos Aires. It is a "guitarra de concierto" in amazing condition with no cracks or repairs of any kind. Although rarely seen today, these guitars were very popular with many top performers of the past including Eduardo Falu, Maria Luisa Anido, Mallo Lopez, Domingo Prat, Cafrune Michelone, Adolfo Moon and many more, including none other than Andres Segovia, who sated in "La Nacion" (on 5/15/1961), that Dionisio Gracia was one of a handful of top guitar-makers in the world at the time.
This particular guitar was built with beautiful marquetry and complex inlays throughout the back, sides, rosette and bridge and boasts an elegantly carved head veneer. Everything is original including finish, etc. Sound is very unique, perhaps its most intriguing characteristic is the sustain, which has an almost "reverb-like" quality to the decay. These instruments seldom appear in the US market so this is a rare treat.