2018 Paolo Coriani "1907 Enrique Garcia" SP/MP
|Back & Sides||Maple|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||51 mm|
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This guitar by Italian luthier Paolo Coriani is a near-exact "bench copy" of a 1907 Enrique Garcia that Paolo had for a time in his workshop and was able to study in every minutia of detail. Enrique Garcia is of course one of the great historical builders who has had a very large influence on Coriani's work over the course of his career. Materials are top-quality, and well-aged with a beautiful set of flamed maple for the back and sides, and the fit and finish of the guitar are extremely well done - the French polish has an almost mirror-like quality to it. The resulting sound is plump, round and very full with clean separation between voices. It has a romantic, lyrical quality to it with a deep bottom-end, much like the original instruments from Enrique Garcia. Playability is easy with a lovely, smooth neck. It also has plenty of power and projection, enough for any concert situation. Although used this guitar is in excellent condition with only modest wear in the finish. A very fine concert instrument by any standard, this guitar will work beautifully in front of both microphone and audience of any sized venue.