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, 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.
The “Omaggio a Maestro Robert Bouchet” model by Italian master-luthier Andrea Tacchi is a noble homage to the aesthetic and tonal qualities that characterise Robert Bouchet’s distinctive instruments. The fascinating craftsmanship is the first thing that catches the eye with instruments by Andrea Tacchi, and this 2018 guitar is no exception. The shellac polish in a warm hue provides the beautifully grained spruce top, which Andrea has carefully selected from his exquisite stock of timber, with a particularly sophisticated look. Meanwhile, the dark and elegant back and sides of straight Indian rosewood provide a beautiful contrast to the overall appearance. Each tiny detail has been meticulously crafted, and Andrea’s artful execution of each ornament is outstanding. This guitar is in excellent condition, with only superficial and barely noticeable signs of playing. Its beautiful and brilliant trebles sound well even across the entire register with particularly long sustain and good projection. Furthermore, the full and rich basses form a solid foundation in the tonal spectrum. This guitar is not only an excellent musical instrument, but also a work of art on its own.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||F#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II “Siccas Guitars” Edition|