2006 Edmund Blochinger CD/CSAR
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Firmly established as one of the top living builders, Edmund Blochinger
is now in great demand world-wide. Pepe and Celin Romero have been great champions of these instruments and they both play on Blochinger guitars as one of their main concert instruments. Recently, Celino Romero has also been touring and recording on a cedar Blochinger as well. In Pepe's words, Blochinger is "one of the greatest" luthiers in the world today. They record wonderfully, and on stage, they have great projection and an outstanding quality of tone, audible all the way at the back of any large hall.
Known almost exclusively for his spruce-top guitars, he built a series of cedar instruments beginning with a request from Angel Romero, who received the first. They have the refinement and charm of his spruce-tops with added warmth and depth of the cedar. Blochinger originally began building his guitars in the style of Hauser and Torres and in recent years has been influenced by Miguel Rodriguez's guitars from the early 60s. These instruments have a big, but very sweet sound with very steady basses. On stage, they have great volume and an outstanding quality of tone.
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