Andrea Marcellan is an Italian luthier and belongs to the new generation of outstanding and aspiring guitars builders in Italy. He attended the instrument making school “Scuola di Artigianato Artistico del Centopievese” in Bologna, after which he opened his own workshop and dedicated himself to the construction of classical guitars. He settled in Padua, Italy, where he has been building beautiful guitars for 11 years.
This instrument, number 58, built in 2020, is based on a special model that Andrea built for the Expo Roma 2020. Back and sides are made of beautiful chocolate brown Indian rosewood. The aesthetics impress with their clear elegance and the sound character with a strong, rich tone. You can feel and hear that Andrea has invested additional time and effort into the sound quality of this instrument. In contrast to his concert or studio model this Grand Concert model is built with a lattice bracing, but unlike typical lattice guitars, without the carbon fiber.
The result is a sound reminiscent of a traditionally built instrument, with a subtle augmentation of sound volume and projection. Andrea has created a fantastic guitar that is marvelously playable, has a surprising dynamic range, and delivers a smooth and versatile tone.
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