Daniele Chiesa, Spain
Concert Classical Guitar Model
Overview: Simply put, this particular guitar is one of the finest traditionally braced cedar top guitars it has been our pleasure to play or hear. Its lovely sound is warm, somewhat darker than a spruce top guitar, but retains the broad color palette normally associated with a fine spruce instrument; it is also quick to respond to a wide variety of right hand attacks - a very special musical instrument indeed.
The highly gifted Italian luthier, Daniele Chiesa, makes his home near Granada, Spain. While the sound of Chiesa's instruments is warm, sweet, round and clear (the Italian influence perhaps), Chiesa's powerful concert guitars also embody the alluring sonic richness so characteristic of the finest Granada makers. The result: the Italian and Granada influences, and a great deal of individual talent here make for an exceptionally rewarding musical experience for player and listener alike.
Add to these qualities wonderful depth and balance of sound, a quick response, low easy action, and a comfortable neck contour, and you have what we consider to be the finest value in an exceptional, world class, truly individually handcrafted concert guitar from Spain.
Chiesa's illustrious clients include Vladimir Gorbach (2011 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition Winner), Sanja Plohl, Oscar Ghiglia, Dmitry Murin, Ivan Murin, Kuzma Filimonov, Tom Van de Venne, Herman Schamp, Ljubica Bukvic, André Gross, and Floria Nica. (Learn more about this classical guitar maker
Very dark (nearly black) Ind. sides and back, master grade western red cedar soundboard, one of the silkiest most elegant looking side grain mosaic rosettes we have seen, 12 hole tie block system, beautifully executed French polish of shellac finish, Alessi machine heads featuring Chiesa's proprietary head stock design and ebony oval buttons, meticulous workmanship throughout, 650mm string length, Hiscox Pro II hardshell case. Comes with the maker's Certificate of Authenticity which contains dimensions and photographs of this guitar.