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Contemporary Model:

This is the instrument that carry all my sleepless nigths. On this model I can work more freely creative than the traditional models. Inspired by guitars built by australian luthier Greg Smallman for guitarist John Williams, but with certain liberties and ideas for my own construction: Use of different materials, different kind of neck, etc.

I started building this kind of guitars on 1997, and I will always remember a chat, about this kind of guitars, I had with my teacher and friend Rodolfo Cucculelli.

"Tano Cucu" (Cucculelli´s nick name) wasn´t convinced by the idea that a novel and inexperienced luthier move a side from the sure road for achieve good instruments: if you build reiterative a traditional design guitar and improve it by increasing the numbers of instruments built.

This vision (undoubtely correct and suggested), didn´t work with my profile, somewhat disorderly and anarchic. Neither patience abounded...(infinite on Rodolfo´s at the moment of minimum details of the instrument finish)

Up to that time, there was not many information available about these australian instruments: the incredible video "The Seville concert" (in a bad copy on VHS format), where appear a few seconds of Jhon Williams at the Greg Smallman´s workshop, and the posibility to check some guitar, owned by a renowned female argentine guitarist, from this author.

At the moment of reading this, young people must imagine a world without internet, nor DVD´s: just pressing the pause on the video-tape player, and try to see in that blurred and shaking image the "new miracle invention".

I don´t want to forget to name my friend Benjamín Hachuel for his valuable contribution for this model, who helped me to understand many things about new materials and techniques, and overall for encourage my curiosity and "bother me" permanently.

 
Technical info:
Soundboard:
Spruce (Picea abies) or Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata)
Interior design:
Balsa wood lattice bracing strenghtened with carbon fiber (lattice-bracing)
Peripheric frame.
Ribs and back:
Laminated with Rosewood from Río and Rosewood from Bahía (Dalbergia Nigra)
On more economics models the laminated can be with Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia) or
Pau Ferro (argentine wood type)
The back have a crowning similar as cello, and lacks of a transversal braces.
Neck:
Cedar (cedrella sp.) with ebony fretboards (diospyros).
The neck is adjusted to the body in angle with an "allen" screw system, that helps for a better set-up of the instrument
This system also permits the no existance of an external heel, so that makes en easy access to the left hand for play
comfortable high notes.
Frets:
High Jim Dunlop 6105 type.
This type of frets permits a more relax touch on the instrument, with less pressure and
more precission on the left hand and generating more Legato.
Bridge:
Rosewood from Río laminated on the center with ebony.
Low weight, but very rigid.
Rosette:
Traditional on request.
Purfling and binding:
In wood or abs.
Instrument characteristics:
Guitars with great volume and wide harmonic notes.
Possibility of an important dynamic control.
Noise reduction from rigth hand.
Emission and equal sustain all along the register of the instrument.
Facility (softness) for play.



Guitarra en estado previo al lustre
Guitarra con tapa armónica de Abeto y aros
y fondo de Pau Ferro
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Guitarra con tapa armónica de Cedro rojo y aros
y fondo de Pau Ferro

Detalle cabeza
Guitarra con
tapa armónica de Abeto

Neck superimposed detail
guitar with Red Cedar soundboard and
rosewood ribs and back
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rosette detail, fingerboard ending with 20th fret and sticker
bridge and arm rest detail
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balsa wood lattice

spruce soundboard and rosette detail
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fretted detail with Jim Dunlop 6105 frets
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balsa wood and carbon fiber lattice bracing
bridge and arm rest detail