1927 Francisco Simplicio SP/CSAR

Details

Year: 1927 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 648 mm
Nut Width: 51 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Spain Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus

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ITEM: 06293

Description

Francisco Simplicio, the sole pupil and successor of Enrique Garcia, was known not only for the beautiful tone of his instruments, but also for his exquisite workmanship and use of extravagant ornamentation. The ornate purfling and rosette detailing are immediately recognizable features of this maker’s work. He is also known for the heavily and beautifully engraved headstocks. This guitar we offer here is a fine example of this maker at his best.

The famous 'sound' of Simplicio is perhaps the most unique of the great makers of the twentieth century - it has a very "old-world" charm, and players of these guitars often remark how they are transported psychologically to another world when playing a Simplicio. The sound of this Simplicio is particularly magnificent - great depth to every note up the entire register with a big bottom-end and lyrical trebles. Overall, a highly desirable guitar from this famous builder.

Luthier Bio: Francisco Simplicio

Orfeo article on Simplicio


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