2019 Mario Aracama CD/CO
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This is a beautiful instrument from Mario Aracama featuring lovely materials - a beautiful western red cedar top and back & sides of cocobolo with dramatic figuring in the grain patterns with some subtle flashes of lighter colored sapwood. It has 5 fan struts with a bar underneath the bridge area. Fingerboard is ebony, neck is cedar. Every Aracama guitar has a different and unique aesthetic - Mario enjoys designing rosettes and purfling to complement the visual qualities of the timbers selected for top, back and sides, so that the entire guitar has a unified wholeness unto itself. This guitar is a pleasure to play. It has a friendly responsiveness to it - an immediate but not harsh attack, and a velvety, full quality of sound. It has a lovely palette of timbral colors with the slightest changes in right hand position. Basses are deep, trebles are thick and rich with great clarity between all voices. Playability is very comfortable for both hands. Overall a great guitar for the player seeking a charming, traditional instrument full of Spanish character.