Lorenzo Frignani’s general interest in luthiery began at the end of the 1970s. His professional experience started in 1986, and since then, he has received numerous prizes nationally and internationally. He has also won several lute-making competitions (Bagnacavallo and Baveno) in Italy and has been a member of various national and international juries (Baveno, Pisogne, Sesto Fiorentino) Italy. He is a consultant for several foundations, associations, and museums of musical character and was also an artistic consultant of the Comune of Pieve di Cento (Bologna) for all activities relating to stringed instruments (exhibitions, conventions, courses, concerts, etc.). Lorenzo Frignani is President of the A.L.I Professionisti ( Professional Italian Association of Luthiery). His primary activities are the production and restoration of fretted and bow instruments. He is the publisher, and he founded the LF Editions in 2007 and has written and edited various catalogs as well as several publications on the themes of classical luthiery and antique plucked instruments. He is also a renowned collector and expert. He lives and works in Modena (Italy).
This beautiful 1910 Manuel Ramirez copy, dated 2022 and numbered 249, comes straight from Lorenzo Frignani’s workshop. It is characterized by its old-world tone, and one immediately notices that this guitar results from a deep understanding of the original 1910 Manuel Ramirez. In fact, Lorenzo Frignani is not only a luthier but also an important collector. As the owner of the original 1910 Manuel Ramirez, Lorenzo enjoys unlimited access to this instrument, and this replica is as accurate as it gets. The deep, dark, and mysterious basses combined with airy and lush trebles display the unique and charismatic personality of this guitar. The golden honey-colored spruce soundboard makes the look of this instrument even closer to the original. Paired with dark Indian rosewood back and sides, this guitar is a treat to the eyes.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you can 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|