2014 Kim Lissarrague #206 Cedar Imbuya Lattice
|Model||2014 Kim Lissarrague #206 Cedar Imbuya Lattice|
|Finish||French Polish Top w/Lacquer Back & Sides|
|Tuners||Gilbert Machines – Ebony Oval buttons w/Black Rollers|
|Case||TKL type Single Arch Premium HSC in Black with Blue Velvet|
|Top||Western Red Cedar – Treble side golpe|
|Sides/Back||Imbuya – beautiful figuring with additional armrest for comfort|
|Neck||Fijian Mahogany with dual action truss rod|
|Bracing||Lattice – Balsa & Carbon Fiber – Australian|
|String Spacing||43.5mm – 50.5mm – 57mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)|
|Overall length||39 1/2″|
|Body length||19 1/4″|
|Lower bout||14 5/8″|
|Waist Width||9 3/8″|
|Body depth||3 7/8″ & 3 15/16″ upper and lower bout respectively|
|Weight||4lbs. & 15oz.|
|Action||4.2mm to 3.5mm Low E to High E|
|CITES||Not Required – woods used are not regulated|
2014 Kim Lissarrague #206 Cedar Imbuya Lattice
Simply, the guitar is another in an apparent line of absolutely gorgeous instruments by Kim. Her voice is a match. She is big sounding, very gutty, the woodiness of the guitar is very apparent. Play is easily accessible, action and angles excellent. She also has a truss rod for resetting and or minor setup on the fly. The armrest is also a welcome bonus, as she is very comfortable. The guitar is drop dead gorgeous, btw.
I like the punch and power from this guitar. She is very bright with the ability to warm things up with RH positioning. Clearly voiced, I was enjoying this guitar a lot, didn’t want to put it down. Nice.
The guitar is built with Imbuya, which is also known as Brazilian Walnut, from Southern Brazil. It is not a true Walnut species, but finishes in the same vein. It is quite pretty, rivaling Rosewood in its tonal quality. A great choice by Kim. Custom Rosette and bindings of Ebony and Maples.
She is dated 2014, has no Rosewood whatsoever, so CITES is not an issue. Smart man who builds a superior guitar. Very sharp all around. The more I play this guitar, the more I am falling in love. I’m floored by this guitar, its voice, power and musicality. The recording below will give you my total impressions.
There is play wear all honest and smallish, a ding on the top by the butt of the guitar. Golpe on the treble side of the rosette. Photos will display as I shot a full brighter photo of the top and the back.
Kim says, “I have developed my own designs based on the ‘Australian School’ of guitar making. The guitar I have to offer you is a lattice-braced, arched back classical guitar, which has superb projection, clarity and sustain. Combining a full and rich tone, with bright trebles and warm basses.” Wholeheartedly agree, Kim’s guitar is very warm and lyrical, but separation of voice is readily apparent. Kim builds in a small workshop in Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia, creating a limited number of high quality guitars per year.
Please note that photos can be enlarged. Right click any photo in the larger window, select “Open Image in New TAB” (if you’re using Chrome. Any other browser has similar options). Look at the other TAB and you will be able to enlarge via the magnifying glass. Simply click the image and she will double in size for your convenience.
Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?). My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar. I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything. Thanks. Rich
MP3 Audio – 221117-2014 Kim Lissarrague 206 Cedar Imbuya Lattice – Superb guitar! I’m going to allow the recording to speak for itself.
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It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.
All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. Rich
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