Stradivari Baroque Guitar
Is the creation of luthier/artist Emiliano Marinucci
It is the only Stradivari model guitar in production based on personal research of the designer on Stradivari original guitars and construction plans, present in the MDV collection in Cremona.
It combines the acoustic features of the originals combined with modern player needs.
In fact the string length is 67cm instead of 75, so that the higher strings have a better resistance.
The full 14 frets are preserved by adding them on the board.
The guitar is made in all solid wood, with classic European spruce for the top and cypress for the back and sides.
Nut & endpin in cow bone like the originals.
This to increase the resonance of the body.
Infact, like Stradivari originals, it has only two bars inside.
Stradivari’s ideas on guitars were very dependant in the ones for violins.
The parts of the guitar are meant to vibrate freely, increasing harmonics in the higher register. Full deepness of the basses is obtained with depth calculations.
Also the original designs are used for the head design and the decorations, like the rosette, modeled on the ones on the Hill and Canobio-Pagliari, and the inlayed pique on the front.
Pegs are in solid ebony, rosette in pear wood finished with varnish and gold traces.
Varnishing with a wax and amber based recipe that increases the finer design of the cypress, together with an antiquing gives a distinct look, inspired by the Sabionari of 1679.
Frets are in synthetic gut by Aquila.
Also different sets of strings can be fitted.
This model has this scale with A-440hertz:
1st course Aquila nylgut 44
2nd course Aquila nylgut 56
3rd course Aquila nylgut 66
4th course Savarez copper covered nylon 102 Aquila Nylgut 44
5th course Pyramid silver covered nylon 1015 Aquila Nylgut 56
Tuning E, B, G, D, A following historic examples from Montesardo and Foscarini
Custom made carrying case is included
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