2018 Andrea Tacchi "Omaggio a Robert Bouchet" SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
Tacchi builds a variety of models - several of his own (including his well-known Coclea and Thucea) as well as tributes to some historical builders. This guitar is an homage to Robert Bouchet, one of his former teachers. Tacchi built his first "Bouchet" model in 1994, following Bouchet's notes that were collected in the "Cahier d’Atelier" ("Workshop Notebook"), which was later published by the Conservatoire de Paris. Based on these notes and his personal experiences with Bouchet, Tacchi created what we'd call as a "personalized replica", which allows for some of Tacchi's own ideas in the design and production of sound. In 1998 Tacchi was invited to exhibit one of his Bouchet models in Shibuya, Tokyo at the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Bouchet’s birth. Concerning Bouchet, Tacchi has written: "He linked the 'gesture' with the material, a characteristic typical of sculptors, and one ought not to forget that Bouchet started out as both a painter and a sculptor."
This guitar has a big, full and thick quality of sound - very plump and wholesome. In the spirit of Bouchet is is also very responsive thanks in part to the light internal bracing and choice of spruce for the top - Tacchi is extremely selective with his materials, both in the intrinsic properties of the wood and how it's cut. It has a huge dynamic range and has an assertive quality of sound when played at any volume level. Condition-wise it is in excellent, almost like-new condition with very few signs of prior use. It has a gorgeous aesthetic as well - the timeless shapes, curves and understated elegance of Bouchet comes together here under the artful hands of one of the great contemporary masters.Orfeo Magazine article on Tacchi, Locatto and Frignani