2013 Neris Gonzalez "Milagro 10-String" SP/IN
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Neris Gonzalez guitars have been hand-made in Spain for over 10 years, built with the finest tonewoods to the highest concert-quality standards, yet without the high price tag of some of the more famous Spanish makers. Neris says: "I strive to create an instrument of a refined sound. One with depth, brilliance, balance, and a degree of intimacy." Building on his success to cater for students and advanced students, Neris is collaborating with the best Spanish luthiers he has known and worked with for many years to bring about a new range of concert grade instruments.
This is a fabulous 10-string instrument from Neris' workshop, in great condition - apart from one ding behind the bridge it's in virtually like-new condition. 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. It has a typical spruce sound, very refined and clean, with great focus. The action is set very comfortably, and helps 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.