1998 Edmund Blochinger SP/MP
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Firmly established as one of the top living builders, master luthier Edmund Blochinger
is now in great demand world-wide. He originally began building his guitars in the style of Hauser and Torres and in recent years has been influenced by the great Spanish masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly Antonio de Torres. For years, Pepe and Celin Romero have been great champions of these instruments and they both play on Blochinger guitars regularly as one of their main concert instruments. Celino Romero has also been touring and recording on a cedar Blochinger as well. In Pepe's words, Blochinger is "one of the greatest" luthiers in the world today. Many other young professional players and competition winners also play Blochinger instruments. This guitar is in fantastic condition with no damage or repairs. The tone is warm with a beautiful, warm glow surrounding each note. It as the same time very penetrating and clear. On stage, it has great power and an outstanding richness of tone. The maple used for the back and sides adds a honey-like glow to the sound, softening the edginess of the rosewood counterpart. Aesthetically, this instrument is stunning with the finest materials and highest level of craftsmanship. World-class in every regard.
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