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