It's simply a matter of the strings. I put new light gauge Labella 2001l black nylons strings on as they were laying around when a string broke on me. Here's a link to another Sapienza with the same exact bracing and construction without the unique adornments or friction peg tuners. With the right strings and recorder this is what it sounds like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fliL3yNhPqwpowderedtoastman wrote: ↑Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:29 pmLooks very cool!
I would suggest stringing it up with Aquila Alabastro or Ambra and see how it sounds. In the video you provided it doesn't quite have the romantic guitar sound that I like to go after.. the strings may make a difference, I've never tried stringing mine up with the sort of strings you have there so I don't know if that would account for what I'm hearing or not hearing.
Thanks for sharing your Sapienza guitar and experience.Very cool! I totally agree with you that his work is impeccable and he really makes every single guitar unique.Bill wrote: ↑Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:01 amVery nice guitar & I would like to put in a good word for Fabrizio Sapienza. He is a traditionally trained European luthier who is a very skilled craftsman. Although very traditional, he has a great eye for design, and his work is impeccable.
I have included a couple of older photos of a carved jazz guitar he built in 1999 which is a work of art and a joy to play. It has since been set up with classical strings and is a wonderful tango/Brazilian guitar.
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