2020 Vicente Carrillo "Gabriela II" SP/AR
|Back & Sides||African Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
This is the "Gabriela II" model, which is the flagship model from the Carrillo workshop and what is known as their "concert grand" - featuring their best materials and additional inlay work, particularly in the top purflings. It has double sides - African Rosewood used for the outer layer, and Indian Rosewood for the inner layer, which is a technique designed for improved volume and power on the concert stage, as this forces the vibrating surfaces of the instrument more to the soundboard, and less is lost to the sides. It has a very refined voice - it is extremely well-balanced with bright, silky trebles and deep basses. This is the spruce version which has great clarity and separation, but at the same time is also warm and full - qualities much more typical of a great cedar. It has an elegantly shaped neck for optimal playability and is a great guitar for the serious concert performer.