Wanted: Andrea Tacchi guitar COCLEA OR BOUCHET

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Re: Wanted: Andrea Tacchi guitar COCLEA OR BOUCHET

Post by classicalguitar65 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:02 pm

Anyone know of any Andrea Tacchi Coclea guitar for sale or coming up for sale?
Thank you for your help!

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Re: Wanted: Andrea Tacchi guitar COCLEA OR BOUCHET

Post by petermc61 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:40 pm

There is a 2010 spruce Coclea listed on the GFA website for sale section. It's been there about 2 years.

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Re: Wanted: Andrea Tacchi guitar COCLEA OR BOUCHET

Post by classicalguitar65 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:18 am

HE SOLD THAT A LONG TIME AGO BUT NEVER TOOK THE AD DOWN, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! MUCH APPRECIATED!

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Re: Wanted: Andrea Tacchi guitar COCLEA OR BOUCHET

Post by Jack Douglas » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:16 am

Hello again,
Aaron Green, a Delcamp member sold, I'm not sure how recently, a Cochlea. You might check with him to see if he knows of another one for sale. Like others have stated buying from Andrea requires a lengthy wait time. Also check with Dream Guitars in NC. They sold a Bouchet model a while back.
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Re: Wanted: Andrea Tacchi Bouchet guitar

Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:56 pm

petermc61 wrote:Please be aware that unless you order one specifically it is likely to have a higher than normal action. That is minimum 4.5/3.5+mm with little or no spare saddle. That is how he seems to build them.

I know, I owned one and sold it despite its good sound. I have been looking for a lower (normal) action sample ever since without any luck.
Don't know whether Robert has found his Tacchi guitar meanwhile but I can second what Peter said about the action of Andrea's guitars. Some years ago I purchased a Coclea which had a very high action and no room for manoever on the saddle. Sold it after a short while although the sound was devine.

But meanwhile Andrea has a slightly different view on action, although the bulk of his professional clients just demand higher strings for different reasons. Last year he built a Garcia copy for me. During construction I discussed the action issue (and a lot of other details) with him and as a result this guitar is very easy to play with low action less than 4.00 mm on 6. string - without any buzzing.

BTW this Garcia is amazing in looks and - more important - soundwise. Some weeks ago, at a masterclass Wulfin Lieske in Cologne had organized, I had the chance to compare mine with a 2014 Tacchi Bouchet and some other top notch luthier guitars. The Garcia ranked first for its emotional "Spanish" touch which the Bouchet was clearly lacking. The Bouchet had the most perfect sonic character one can imagine with no faults at all. But those who cherish the traditional Spanish sound will maybe miss something. My very personal impression is that the Garcia is Andrea's favorite model which he would like to build more often. I know that he is planning to build a Garcia for himself, but doesn't find the time as his order book for the next years is quite full.
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Tobias Braun, Santos copy, spruce/yew, 2017
Andrea Tacchi, Enrique Garcia model, Spruce/BRAZ, 2016
Giovanni Tacchi, Daniel Friederich copy, cedar/EIR, 2017
Alain Raifort, cedar/EIR, 2004

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Re: Wanted: Andrea Tacchi guitar COCLEA OR BOUCHET

Post by Tom » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:01 pm

Owned and played his Bouchet before ... It is one of those guitars that any guitarist must play once in their life time, period.

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Re: Wanted: Andrea Tacchi guitar COCLEA OR BOUCHET

Post by Douglass Scott » Wed May 10, 2017 3:22 pm

Hello,
I have a friend and client who has decided to sell his Tacchi Bouchet guitar. Not very old and in great condition. I played it a few years ago and didn't notice the action being unusually high.... Anyways, if interested, PM. Thanks!

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Re: Wanted: Andrea Tacchi Bouchet guitar

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:49 am

petermc61 wrote:
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:10 pm
Please be aware that unless you order one specifically it is likely to have a higher than normal action. That is minimum 4.5/3.5+mm with little or no spare saddle. That is how he seems to build them.

I know, I owned one and sold it despite its good sound. I have been looking for a lower (normal) action sample ever since without any luck.
I was in Florence over the last weekend to have my Garcia copy repolished by Andrea and had the opportunity to try several of his guitars. That's why I would like to come back to this thread and to Peter's judgement. I can confirm that there is not the slightest playability issue with his Bouchet, Simplicio or Garcia models. I played his first ever Bouchet built in 1995 and it is not only a fine sounding instrument but also easy to play with action at 4 mm with plenty of room for manoeuver on the saddle. Also his 1998 Simplicio copy (not for sale) is easy to play with tolerable action. My own Garcia is at 3,8 mm and plays like butter. And our fellow delcamper dofpic recently purchased a beautiful Simplicio and confirmed that it is easy to play.

Coclea is a different story. I made the same experience as Peter with a Coclea which I owned some years ago and sold it because of playability issues with high action and no space at the saddle left for lowering. Last Saturday I played a ready for delivery Coclea Thucea in his workshop. Beautiful guitar with a rosette to die for. Not too fancy and extravagant, just beautiful. Also the sound was great, full, crisp, well balanced and with huge power. But the saddle had very little space for lowering. Andrea told me that this was related to the construction of this model. Nonetheless most people I know who opt for this model are young professionals whow are less concerned by high action and playability issues. Some months ago I played Tal Hurwitz' cedar Coclea and for me as a hobbyist it was almost unplayable. So hard and stiff was the fretboard. Tal just shrugged his shoulders. It was no issue for him. Nonetheless after trying out my Tacchi Garcia he was intrigued not only by the refined sound, but also by the easy way to play this instrument. :)
The secret of getting ahead is getting started (Mark Twain)

Tobias Braun, Santos copy, spruce/yew, 2017
Andrea Tacchi, Enrique Garcia model, Spruce/BRAZ, 2016
Giovanni Tacchi, Daniel Friederich copy, cedar/EIR, 2017
Alain Raifort, cedar/EIR, 2004

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