Fernando Mazza 2018 Spruce Ziricote
|Model||Fernando Mazza 2018 Spruce Ziricote|
|Condition||New – Showroom condition|
|Finish||Matte Urethane – very thin|
|Tuners||Gotoh Premium machines|
|Case||Hiscox LiteFlite Premium HSC – black|
|Top||European Spruce – lattice braced|
|Sides/Back||Ziricote – beautiful figuring with an inner layer of Wenge|
|Neck||Cedar with Ebony reinforcement and adjustable truss rod|
|Rosette/Purflings||Handcrafted – Ebony and Ziricote marquetry|
|Bracing||Standard lattice bracing|
|String Spacing||44mm – 50mm – 56mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)|
|Overall length||39 5/8″|
|Body length||19 1/4″|
|Upper bout||11 “|
|Lower bout||14 1/2″|
|Waist Width||9 3/8″|
|Body depth||3 1/2″ & 3 3/4″ upper and lower bout respectively|
|Weight||4lbs. & 5oz.|
|Action||4.1mm at the low E|
Fernando Mazza 2018 Spruce Ziricote
Master builder Fernando Mazza from Italy is a pleasure to play, listen to and look at, given his high standards of excellence. We are pleased to announce representation of Fernando’s work here in the USA. This is his highest level of build, his Millenium model, with a European Spruce top, lattice braced, and a multi-laminated Pau Ferro back and sides with an additional layer of interior Wenge adding overall stiffness to the top, creating a resonant and active soundbox that is a wonder to hear and play. He has added an elevated fretboard with a 20th fret extension, and an armrest of Black Carob for supreme comfort. A fitted Port Hole Cover gives you flexibility in using it or not. Beautiful choices. His workmanship is excellent as is his overall engineering of the guitar. Additionally, this Ziricote guitar and his other Pau Ferro, do not use any form of Rosewood, which helps with Lacey Act and CITES paperwork, as in there is no CITES required, and the Lacey docs are a breeze. Sweet!
Additional notes from Fernando regarding the guitar are below.
Luthier: Fernando Mazza, Year: 2018
Spruce (lattice top)
Multi laminated Ziricote back and sides – this is not a Rosewood (smart)
Inner layer of the sound box is wenge
Elevated Ebony fingerboard with 20th fret
German Alpaca medium frets
Rauli neck with ebony reinforcement & adjustable truss rod
Pau Ferro bridge
12 holes string ties
Ebony & white oak marquetry
Black carob tree armrest
Matt polyurethane finish
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 – 180314-mazza-2018-spruce-ziri – I did play the guitar today, being wholly impressed. The clear driving voice of this guitar was enough to make me take notice. I did simple PIMA alternations up and down the register, played Sketch #5 which has more of the same, just getting the RH going again. All while this guitar was popping along every register, notes ringing clearly, with the ability to emphasize a particular line. Very impressive.
More MP3 Audio – Brian Dooley came into the gallery to do some video work. A talented and expressive player. This is the MP3 (unedited) of the upcoming video, which should be uploaded within a week or two. This is a traditional Celtic tune called “My Gentle Heart”
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
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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.
All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar. Rich
This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty from the luthier
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