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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
Luthier Mario Aracama
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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.

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2021 Mario Aracama SP/CO

Joaquín Turina's "Sonata, Op. 61: I" performed by Álvaro Miranda on a 2021 Mario Aracama

Guitars by Mario Aracama