GB £.1500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

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GB £.1500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:28 am

- Type / luthier: Luciano Lovadina
- Year of construction: 1989
- Scale length (mm): 664mm
- Top: Solid Alpine Spruce
- Back/Sides: South American Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Sound: Strong bass and trebles for a traditionally built instrument. Very even sound throughout.
- Condition: In good condition considering age, with some noticeable playing wear on the top.
- Price: GBP £1,750
- Viewing: local viewing possible
- Location: Manchester, UK

I've decided to sell my 1989 Lucíano Lovadina spruce guitar. Although a 664mm scale guitar it does not feel like a big guitar (in the way say a Ramirez does). The sound is very impressive, with a strong bass and trebles and a great clarity and evenness to the sound (see video).

Although not apparently a well-known luthier, Luciano has has some top class professionals play his guitars, including Carlos Bonnell, Morgan Szymanski, Oscar Ghiglia, Guilio Tampalini among others. The list speaks for itself!

The guitar was recently professionally set up by Roger Williams in Lichfield. The work included a fret-dress, lowering the action slightly and servicing the tuners. As a result, the guitar plays excellently and as noted does not feel like a 664mm scale length.

The overall condition is good considering the age of the guitar but there are a couple of issues to be aware of - the top has numerous playing marks which are difficult to see in the pictures - the guitar has obviously been well used by a previous owner. This is generally a sign of an excellent guitar!

I was also told by the previous owner that when the guitar was constructed a slight split appeared in the wood ribs, which was immediately repaired by Luciano and has never raised itself again. These minor issues, which do not affect the sound or playability, are reflected in the asking price. This is a top class instrument for a very reasonable price. I am selling reluctantly in order to fund another purchase.

Link to video of the guitar being played:



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Re: GB £.2500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:30 pm

Forgot to mention, a Pegasus hard case is included in the sale (worth a few hundred quid alone!)

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Re: GB £.2500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:19 pm

No longer available. Please archive.

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Re: GB £.2500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:52 pm

The guitar is available again. Could the thread please be moved back into the for sale section?

Price has been reduced to £1,750 for a quick sale.

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Re: GB £.1,750 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:29 pm

Further price drop to £1,500 for the Easter holiday. Am willing to ship internationally. Grab a bargain!

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Re: GB £.1750 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by Marco32 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:01 pm

Is this still available? Thanks,
Marco

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Re: GB £.1500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:07 pm

Sorry now sold. Mods could you please archive. Thanks.

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Re: GB £.1500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:26 pm

Very good looking guitar and it sounds great! :merci: :)

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Re: GB £.1500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by Rasqeo » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:21 pm

spanishguitarmusic wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:26 pm
Very good looking guitar and it sounds great! :merci: :)
Thanks! Very under-rated luthier in my opinion.

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Re: GB £.1500 Luciano Lovadina 1989 spruce, Manchester

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:15 pm

Rasqeo wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:21 pm
spanishguitarmusic wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:26 pm
Very good looking guitar and it sounds great! :merci: :)
Thanks! Very under-rated luthier in my opinion.
You're welcome! :bye:

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