Tuesday, 21 June 2016

LC Grand Concert Multiscale, Florentine Cutaway

by Luca Canteri

We went to Fuerteventura for a weekend and had a chance to see, try and photograph Luca’s latest creation. In spite of similar name, its appearance is quite different from Grand Concert Cutaway (reviewed almost two years ago). The cutaway is deeper, headstock is pointier, armrest is more pronounced; the overall feel is of a more slender, more modern instrument. I couldn’t compare them side by side but I think this one has sweeter, softer sound than Grand Concert Cutaway. (Hmm. I spy a nomenclature problem here. “Non-Florentine Cutaway” just does not feel right.) And I really liked “the thin red line” formally known as purfling which sometimes abandons the edges and wanders across the neck, the headstock and so on.

Timur also had a go and found it “very nice” even though he, like me, still prefers the classical guitar.

I have to mention that this instrument was not made to order, which means it’s still available and could be yours! Contact Luca for details.

Model specification

  • Top: Italian Spruce
  • Back and sides: Madagascar rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Indian Ebony
  • Bridge: Madagascar rosewood/ebony
  • Neck: mahogany
  • Nut, saddle and pins: bone
  • Rosette: maple and Madagascar rosewood
  • Purfling: dyed maple
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh 510
  • Multiscale: 25″—26″
  • Nut: 45 mm
  • String spacing bridge: 57 mm
  • Upper bout: 30 cm
  • Waist: 24 cm
  • Lower bout: 39 cm
  • Max depth: 11 cm
  • Body length: 49 cm
  • Overall length: 110 cm
  • Bevelled armrest
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