2014 Asturias "10-String" SP/IN
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This is the 10-string model from luthier Wataru Tsuji, working out of the Asturias workshop in Japan. The additional bass strings allow players of Renaissance and Baroque lute music to play period repertoire without having to transpose bass notes. The instrument also works beautifully for transcriptions of piano and orchestral music which require a wider note range. As is typical of the instruments made in this shop, the fit and finish of this guitar is perfect, and materials are highest quality available. It has a typical spruce sound, very refined and clean, with great focus. The action is set very comfortably, and help make this an overall very enjoyable guitar for player and audience alike. A great choice for the serious concert performer or recording artist looking for a specialty instrument to handle a wider range of repertoire.