Gabriele Lodi – 2015 Master Series Contemporary

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Gabriele Lodi – 2015 Master Series Contemporary

HK$90,000

This particular instrument is made by a piece of Italian Spruce with 35 years of age and the side and back is made by a 40 years old CSA Rosewood. The body shape is taken from a 1922 Santos Hernandez. Scale is 650mm with 52mm wide on the nut.

The tuner is from “Fleta copy” of the Alessi. According to Gabriele’s own description, “the bracing is a combination of the Spanish 5-fan brace with a transverse bar in the bridge position in line with the saddle to support the pressure of the strings. It allows maximizing elasticity in the central part of the top where the vibration of the top begins when a string is plucked.

I hope will allow the maximum amount of expression to whoever plays it.” The tone of this guitar is full of the beauty of traditional charms, with an excellent balance of firm, round bass and clear, singing treble, excellent playability. This is unquestionable a world-class guitar.

The Guitar body shape base on the Santos Hernandez 1922 Guitar . Scale is 650mm with 52mm nut. Alessi tuners “Fleta copy”. Italian Spruce 35 year old and brazilian rosewood 40 year old.

面板 : 白松
背側板 : 巴西玫瑰木
鑲邊 : 巴西玫瑰木
弦長 : 650mm
國家 : 意大利
貨號: C-LODI-2015. 分類: , , , . 標籤: .

產品詳情

Luthier Bio

Gabriele Lodi is the second generation from the Italian classical guitar luthier family. Learning guitar construction from his father and his uncle, Gabrielle has been making guitar nearly two decades. Gabriele’s particular interest in traditional Spanish guitars, such as Antonio de Torres and Santo Hernandez leads him to build his instruments follows the footsteps on the aesthetic of tone yet without hesitation to insert his innovative ideas.

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Construction details of the “Contemporary” Model

When building my Contemporary guitar model, it is important that I keep in mind the particular details of the guitar’s historical development as my main reference. I use very traditional methods – all solid wood construction with hide glue and French polish. Nothing new here.

I also try to consider the needs of todays concert players, and in particular the repertoire they will be performing – from renaissance to classical to contemporary genres. And of course, playability is very important as well. My bracing is a combination of the Spanish 5-fan brace with a transverse bar in the bridge position in line with the saddle to support the pressure of the strings.

This is similar to Bouchet’s placement, but the shape and dimensions of the bar are quite different. The shape of my under-saddle bar was designed with the shape of the bridge in mind, my goal being to allow them to maximize elasticity in the central part of the top where the vibration of the top begins when a string is plucked. At the same time I leave a very stable area in the top’s lower bout, which is very important in the production of even and balanced trebles, with consistent sustain, and the avoidance of any dull notes. In my mind, my tops are braced to function similarly as to how an architect would design a bridge: very stable at the bases and elastic in the middle.

Another important builder who influenced my ideas about this was the important Parisian master of the early 19th century, René LaCote, who made one of his transverse bars in this manner and placed it under the bridge.

The final result of all this is to bring together these different influences and to integrate them into one instrument which I hope will allow the maximum amount of expression to whoever plays it. This blend of Spanish and French traditions (fan bracing mixed with the added transverse bar) should provide one instrument that will be able to accommodate any kind of music! Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic music were mostly played originally on instruments with transverse bars under the top, and for the music that followed in later periods, on fan strutted instruments.

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