2002 Augustino Lo Prinzi "Pinnacle" SP/IN
|Back & Sides:
||French Polish Top
U.S. based luthier Augustino Lo Prinzi has built thousands of stringed instruments, his first passion being the classical guitar. Understanding that every aspect of the guitar will affect the sound, Lo Prinzi builds his guitars following old world traditions while still finding his unique voice by altering scale lengths and bracing patterns for different sized guitars. This particular guitar comes from a limited edition called "The Pinnacle". It's a very traditional guitar with a clear sound and outstanding projection. For these instruments, the guitars are meticulously handcrafted using the highest quality materials available. The rosette is custom made with burl elm trimmed with green herringbone. The bridge tie block is also trimmed in green herringbone. The purfling is fully mitered and accented in green. The head stock design is that of the Moors. The tone is very rounded, well balanced, and has great volume without being boomy. Top is French polished, and the back and sides are lacquered, a very practical finish for a guitar that will see extended use.