2018 Toni De Stefano TDS Spruce Mahogany
|Model||2018 Toni De Stefano TDS Spruce Mahogany|
|Condition||New – Showroom Condition|
|Scale||652 mm Compensated|
|Tuners||Rubner Premium machines|
|Case||Black Humicase Metro 2|
|Top||Select Red Italian Spruce, source is Val di Fiemme (Stradivari’s spruce)|
|Sides/Back||Khaya Mahogany – Very light colored and beautiful|
|Bridge||Indian Rosewood – CITES documents from Italy|
|Head Plate||Khaya Mahogany|
|Fingerboard||Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) via Cameroon|
|String Spacings||43mm – 49.5mm- 57mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle|
|Overall length||38 3/4″|
|Upper bout width||10 3/4″|
|Waist Width||9 1/4″|
|Lower bout width||14 7/8″|
|Body depths||3 7/16″ & 3 13/16″ upper bout to lower bout|
|Weight||3lbs. & 0 oz.|
|Action||4.5mm to 3.8mm Low E to High E|
|CITES||Eligible – $200 to process paperwork|
2018 Toni De Stefano TDS Spruce Mahogany
The long wait for the arrival of the first of many Italian Luthiers that I met in Rome is over, as Toni De Stefano is now the 4th Italian luthier to arrive and it is another in a line of spectacular guitars. This is one of his Concert Models, as defined by the TDS designation, his initials obviously, clearly a work of art as can be seen in the photos. She is superbly and clearly voiced, with excellent projection, bold and direct, with lyrical qualities that many wish they had available and workmanship that is to be admired. He builds in the traditional sense with a 7 fan bracing system using all wood. It is an honor to have his guitars here in our gallery. The guitar is simply superb. Toni specializes in historical instruments, from Hauser to Torres, Simplicio, Lacote, Panormo, Terzina, as well as Baroque Instruments and Lutes. His work is simply to die for as you can see in this page here. Read more about Toni De Stefano at this page
Toni De Stefano was born in Milan on 13 October 1975. In 1999 he enrolled at the Civic School of Violin Making in Milan where, over the years, he managed to learn the most refined techniques concerning the construction of plucked instruments. At the same time as the courses last, it begins to put into practice the lessons received; immediately began to build classical guitars according to the ancient Spanish tradition.
In 2004 he finished his studies at the Civic School of Violin Making in Milan specializing in the construction of musical instruments with a penchant for ancient music.
Subsequently, he began a post-diploma internship in Bologna at the violin maker Anna Radice, where he deepened the constructive themes of the baroque instruments of the Baroque period. Thanks to the collaboration with various professionals in the music field, he has deepened in recent years the techniques of construction and repair of plucked musical instruments ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day.
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 – 180702-2018 Toni De Stefano TDS Spruce Mahogany – a very magical guitar with excellent voices, lilting highs, cello mids with growl and basses that push beautifully. She plays like melted butter. My typical discussion and pieces that highlight the power and voice of the ranges.
A video is in production for this video…see MP3 of the video session below.
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
We have a video in production with Keiran Franzone of Fredonia University. Updates shortly. Here he’s playing Villa Lobos – Prelude #2 with Toni’s guitar. This is an uncut MP3 with zero edits.
Premium HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.
Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.
This classical guitar carries a 1 Year warranty from the luthier
Please read my Return Policy
Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)
Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com