Andrea Tacchi was born in Florence (Italy) in 1956 when the city was flourishing with artisan workshops and artists’ studios. This very stimulating environment and meeting the South American guitar maker Ricardo Brané drove him to become a luthier. In close contact with Robert Bouchet and Daniel Friederich during the 80s, he developed his craftmanship and artistic tastes. Later on, he kept learning from other important guitar makers, such as Ignacio Fleta, José Romanillos, and Robert Ruck, traveling in person to the United States, England, and Spain. Andrea Tacchi’s absolute mastery was generously and legitimately rewarded. He received early on in 1985 the first prize in the prestigious international guitar making competition, the “Concours International des Facteurs de Guitare” organized by Robert Vidal of Radio France. From there on, global recognition by guitarists and collectors led him to build a waiting list among the most impressive in guitar history. As a result, the number of legendary guitarists, prestigious professors, and young generation concerts who play Andrea Tacchi guitars. To name a few: Carlo Marchione, Carlotta Dalia, Antigoni Goni, Renata Arlotti, Filomena Moretti, Flavio Cucchi, Robert Gruca, Colin Davin, Minoru Inagaki, and Marcelo Kayath.
Built in 2014 and wearing the number 366, this “Omaggio al Maestro Robert Bouchet” model is a precious tribute to both the aesthetic and sound qualities that characterize Robert Bouchet’s priceless instruments. This model, particularly praised for its exquisite richness of sound, is of great rarity. Especially taking into account the blue color used for the rosette and the tie bloc’s decoration, which is particularly sought after in Andrea Tacchi’s production, and almost became a signature of his masterpieces.
This splendid concert guitar is built with the finest CITES-certified Brazilian rosewood and perfectly quarter saw spruce. It is worth pointing out that nowadays, such a beautiful dark and beautiful Brazilian rosewood log is very hard to find. The soundboard is French-polished with original warm-colored shellac, and this guitar is equipped with very high-quality Rogers tuners. Finally, this guitar’s condition is five stars out of five as it has almost no playing marks.
As the mid-century guitars of Robert Bouchet, it is a very responsive instrument with great tone contrast possibilities. The charming sound is very refined, rich, and delicate. It is a complete guitar with a very high level of every aspect expected from a concert guitar: quality of tone, sustain, sympathetic resonances, contrast and balance, and power. This is a rare and outstanding instrument in every aspect of sound and aesthetics.
Check out the presentation video of this specific guitar below in which you will find plenty of extra information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Brazilian rosewood (CITES certified)|
|Air body frequency:||F#/G|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|