- Type / luthier: Classical guitar by Paolo Coriani
- Year of construction: 2016, delivered early 2017
- Scale length (mm): 650
- Nut width (mm): 52
- Top: Swiss spruce
- Bracing (fan/lattice/other): Traditional
- Back / Sides: Brazilian rosewood
- Fingerboard / (bridge): Ebony / Brazilian rosewood
- Sound: Deep, crystaline and old world
- Condition: Near Mint
- Price: $9800
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes, 72 hour approval period
- Location (nearest city): Portland, OR
This is a phenomenal guitar by Italian luthier Paolo Coriani which I bought a year and a half ago to study for my business. I went through a long process of playing 150+ guitars over several days to zero into the guitar I felt exemplified the very best of an old-world Hauser type instrument. This guitar is an acoustic copy (but not a visual one) of the later guitars of HHI which were the most 'spanish' sounding of his career, typically with very deep resonances. The sound of this guitar has to be experienced in person and is very sweet, crsytalline, and open sounding. The bass is huge but the trebles are very strong as well. Overall it has a special timbre that just draws you in. Paolo told me personally that this particular guitar is really the pinnacle of his Hauser studies.
The play ability is excellent with an easy action of 3.8/2.9mm at the 12th fret and .5mm at the 1st. There is plenty of room to raise or lower the action. The neck is a C shape and I feel would be good for a variety sized hands. Tuners are made for Paolo Coriani partly in China and partly in Modena. Although they are good, if the guitar sells in the first 48 hours I will upgrade the tuners to Schellers.
Woods are excellent with a Swiss spruce top and three piece Brazilian back and sides adorned with pernambuco bindings. The craftsmanship is really, really good--among the best I've seen. The condition is near-mint with only some very very fine finger marks near the high E.
Shipping: I will ship domestic next day air shipping insured for the full value through my company insurance for a flat rate of $100. International shipping will be quoted on a case by case basis. In the event of an international buyer I will have to apply for a CITES import permit specific to your country, so I can't say exactly how long it will take since every office is different.
I am selling this because I'm done studying it and have other areas that I want to invest in for my business. This is special guitar and I'm happy to see it go to someone who will love playing it! Please let me know if you have any further questions.
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