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Sold - SKU: GUCLBLO-07733 - Florian Blöchinger

2021 Florian Blöchinger CD/TW

Year 2021
Top Cedar
Back & Sides Tigerwood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Germany
Condition New
Exchange ExchangePlus
Luthier Florian Blöchinger
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$12,000.00

Description

These are among the most impressive guitars we have seen from a maker this early in their career. It is built to an incredibly high standard, in terms of materials, craftsmanship, playability and sound quality. Woods selected are stunning - the perfect quarter-sawn cedar top, with tight, silky grain patterns, beautifully compliments the dramatic "Tigerwood" used for the back and sides - given to Florian by his father Edmund. Tuners are by Klaus Scheller fitted with ebony buttons. Soundwise, it is the sonic fusion of Miguel Rodriguez guitars and those of Pepe Romero Jr, with a fast, aggressive attack much like a flamenco and an extremely quick string reset, which offers the right hand freedom to play as quickly as possible. Florian achieves this through the use of a 7-fan bracing system, very similar to the 5 fan system of Miguel Rodriguez from the 1970s but with two narrower braces added in the middle. The basses are thick, powerful and dense. This is balanced beautifully by the singing, vibrant, and fully-resonating treble strings. Also impressive is the amount of volume above the 12th fret - but the overall projection is excellent across all registers with a warm, robust tone and a dense core to the note, providing plenty of clarity for each note amid the wide sound. A first-rate guitar by any standards and we look forward to seeing more of these top-level instruments in the future. Like with his father, GSI is proud to be the US representative of Florian Blochinger.

Photos of this guitar taken during construction

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2021 Florian Blöchinger CD/TW

J.S. Bach's "Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a: Prelude" by Francesca Boerio on a 2021 Florian Blöchinger

Description

These are among the most impressive guitars we have seen from a maker this early in their career. It is built to an incredibly high standard, in terms of materials, craftsmanship, playability and sound quality. Woods selected are stunning - the perfect quarter-sawn cedar top, with tight, silky grain patterns, beautifully compliments the dramatic "Tigerwood" used for the back and sides - given to Florian by his father Edmund. Tuners are by Klaus Scheller fitted with ebony buttons. Soundwise, it is the sonic fusion of Miguel Rodriguez guitars and those of Pepe Romero Jr, with a fast, aggressive attack much like a flamenco and an extremely quick string reset, which offers the right hand freedom to play as quickly as possible. Florian achieves this through the use of a 7-fan bracing system, very similar to the 5 fan system of Miguel Rodriguez from the 1970s but with two narrower braces added in the middle. The basses are thick, powerful and dense. This is balanced beautifully by the singing, vibrant, and fully-resonating treble strings. Also impressive is the amount of volume above the 12th fret - but the overall projection is excellent across all registers with a warm, robust tone and a dense core to the note, providing plenty of clarity for each note amid the wide sound. A first-rate guitar by any standards and we look forward to seeing more of these top-level instruments in the future. Like with his father, GSI is proud to be the US representative of Florian Blochinger.

Photos of this guitar taken during construction
Background
From birth, Florian Blochinger has been immersed in a culture of classical guitar. Being the son of world-renowned luthier Edmund Blochinger, Florian has not only been around the construction of instruments his entire life, but has studied the instrument as a player since the age of 6. Seeing that he had really taken an interest in playing the guitar, his father built him a smaller scale instrument when Florian was 9 years old and since then, Florian has always had a guitar of his fathers to play. In 2013 at the age of 21, under his father’s guidance, Florian built his first guitar and completely fell in love with the entire experience from start to finish. He made a decision the very day he finished that guitar to become a professional luthier. Though his guitars aesthetically look similar to his fathers guitars (most noticeably the plantilla and headstock shape), they are a synthesis of father Edmund’s guitars, long-time friend and mentor Pepe Romero Jr., and the guitars of Miguel Rodriguez. Florian successfully blends the tonal elements that he desires and incorporates those sounds and designs into his own guitars with the understanding of a luthier and the ear and physical criteria of a player. Florian has performed with such Maestros as Pepe Romero, Vicente Coves and more recently, flamenco guitarist Luis Mariano. He constantly works on his playing aside from the construction of these fine instruments.

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