2001 Abel Garcia "10-String" CD/IN
|Back & Sides:
This is a fabulous 10-string instrument built in Mexico by Abel Garcia - one of Paracho's most respected contemporary luthiers. The guitar is in great shape - apart from some minor aesthetic wear in the finish, the condition is great with no damage or repairs. 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 rich cedar sound, very textured and velvety, with great volume and clarity. 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 than can be accomplished with the usual 6-strings. Includes a custom hardshell case for a secure and safe fit.