2022 Mario Aracama SP/IN
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This is a beautiful new instrument from Mario Aracama with European spruce for the soundboard and a lovey set of Indian rosewood 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. Despite the doubling of the sides, the guitar retains a lightweight feel, which improves responsiveness and ease of play, particularly for the right hand. 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.Photos taken during construction.