1925 Francisco Simplicio SP/CM


Year: 1925 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: Cuban Mahogany Scale Length: 646 mm
Nut Width: 51 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Spain Condition: Excellent


ITEM: 04149


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, as is the heavily and beautifully engraved headstock. This guitar was built 3 years after the death of this master Enrique Garcia, yet it bears one of the last Garcia labels (numbered and signed by Simplicio of course) before Simplicio began using his own. The guitar is fitted with a medium-depth mahogany tornavoz. Condition is excellent and despite its age, it has never been re-finished. The sound is charming and deep, 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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