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In Stock - SKU: GUCLARA-07777 - Mario Aracama

2021 Mario Aracama SP/CO

Year 2021
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Cocobolo
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 53 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Spain
Condition Excellent
Exchange ExchangePlus
Luthier Mario Aracama
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$8,000.00

Description

This is a beautiful instrument from Mario Aracama featuring lovely materials - this time Mario combined European spruce for the soundboard with a beautiful set of cocobolo for the back and sides - our first from him with this gorgeous wood combination. As he has done in the past, Mario has doubled the sides with 1.3 mm of Cypress on the interior for added rigidity, adding increased power and focus to every note. 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. Although a used guitar, it is in excellent condition, with only some very minor wear in the finish. Overall a great guitar for the player seeking a charming, traditional instrument full of Spanish character.

Photos taken during construction.
Description
2021 Mario Aracama SP/CO

This is a beautiful instrument from Mario Aracama featuring lovely materials - this time Mario combined European spruce for the soundboard with a beautiful set of cocobolo for the back and sides - our first from him with this gorgeous wood combination. As he has done in the past, Mario has doubled the sides with 1.3 mm of Cypress on the interior for added rigidity, adding increased power and focus to every note. 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. Although a used guitar, it is in excellent condition, with only some very minor wear in the finish. Overall a great guitar for the player seeking a charming, traditional instrument full of Spanish character.

Photos taken during construction.
Background
2021 Mario Aracama SP/CO
Currently living and building in Granada, Spain, luthier Mario Aracama became captivated with the guitar at an early age and while living in England, decided to become a luthier, subsequently attending Guildhall University. There, he graduated in Musical Instrument Technology, specializing in traditional classical and flamenco guitars under the tutelage of David Whiteman. In 2003 he relocated to Granada where he learned further from Antonio Marin. In the following years he has enjoyed a fruitful exchange of ideas with his friends Michael Ritchie and Jose Vigil, which has also influenced his style. True to the Granada aesthetic, Mario builds a vibrant instrument with lightly braced tops, based in the great Spanish tradition in the line of Torres. Mario was a finalist in the the first Antonio Marin Guitar Making Competition held in Granada in 2017.

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