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In Stock - SKU: GUCLCAD-08429 - Michael Cadiz

2019 Michael Cadiz SP/ZR

Year 2019
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Ziricote
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Austria
Condition Excellent
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$8,000.00

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Description

This guitar is a modified version of Michael’s “Modern Concert Model”. He loosened it up just a bit more than usual to give it a fast and lively attack with big basses and warmer trebles - internally the top is supported by a lightweight 5 fan system with bridge patch. The sound is fat and full with big basses and thick trebles however the notes don’t crowd each other out – the clarity between voices is beautifully maintained amidst the richness of sound. Playability is easy with a sleek, comfortable neck (with slighly elevated fingerboard) and it projects beautifully making it ideal for any sized concert hall. Fitted with 20th fret to accomodoate repertoire requiring a high c natural. Materials chosen include some beautiful ziricote for the sides and back and European spruce top with plenty of cross-grain silk. The bridge is made from padouk and features a 12 hole tie block. The “fit and finish” of the instrument is done with meticulous attention to detail. Although used it is in excellent condition with only some minor wear in the finish and some white "speckles" on the back due to some of the filler showing under the finish. Overall a fantastic instrument, particularly at this price point.

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2019 Michael Cadiz SP/ZR

Carlos Bedoya plays "Variación Sobre La Cumbia Sampuesana" by Carlos Lora Falquez on a Michael Cadiz

Description

This guitar is a modified version of Michael’s “Modern Concert Model”. He loosened it up just a bit more than usual to give it a fast and lively attack with big basses and warmer trebles - internally the top is supported by a lightweight 5 fan system with bridge patch. The sound is fat and full with big basses and thick trebles however the notes don’t crowd each other out – the clarity between voices is beautifully maintained amidst the richness of sound. Playability is easy with a sleek, comfortable neck (with slighly elevated fingerboard) and it projects beautifully making it ideal for any sized concert hall. Fitted with 20th fret to accomodoate repertoire requiring a high c natural. Materials chosen include some beautiful ziricote for the sides and back and European spruce top with plenty of cross-grain silk. The bridge is made from padouk and features a 12 hole tie block. The “fit and finish” of the instrument is done with meticulous attention to detail. Although used it is in excellent condition with only some minor wear in the finish and some white "speckles" on the back due to some of the filler showing under the finish. Overall a fantastic instrument, particularly at this price point.

Background

Luthier Michael Cadiz started out his guitar life early on as a player - he spent time studying at the Chicago College of Performing Arts with Sergio Assad, the Conservatoire National de Region de Clermont-Ferrand in France with Jean-Pierre Billet and privately in Seattle with Michael Nicolella. He has performed in many small chamber ensembles, master classes and was a prizewinner in the Northwest Classical Guitar Competition. He has also played the guitar with a handful of local folk/rock bands that have recorded and toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. However his deep calling is in lutherie and for the past several years has been the dedicated focus of his journey with the guitar and he has been building a variety of exceptionally well-made instruments based primarily on traditional designs of Torres. Romanillos and Hauser are also strong influences.

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