2020 Ariel Ameijenda "Confessional" CD/CSAR
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This is our second "Confessional" guitar from this maker. The name refers to the central two pieces of CSA rosewood used on the back (the outer 2 pieces and sides are of Indian rosewood) which was taken from was once a confessional in a very old church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ariel also used this wood in the bridge and head veneer. If this old wood hadn’t been salvaged for some kind of re-purposing, then it would most likely have ended up being burned or thrown away. But in this case, the wood was spared for a second life - its first life was to hear and absorb thousands of confessions over many years, and now, it has the chance to speak back, with beautiful, sonorous tone! It has a cedar top with a strikingly beautiful rosette with elements made of turquoise-dyed wood. The resulting sound is as fantastic as its appearance, with plenty of warmth and deeper resonance normally found in a played-in guitar. Excellent clarity and balance combined with considerable power and great projection, make this instrument ideal for the concert stage, and the playability is very easy on both hands. This is a great concert instrument by any standard, from the most respected luthier currently working out of Uruguay.Photos of this guitar taken during construction