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).
One can easily notice the striking and impressive look of this instrument No. 250 from 2022. The exceptional quality Bearclaw spruce combined with dark and highly decorated ziricote back and sides give this guitar a particular value and one-of-a-kind aesthetic. Lorenzo Frignani found inspiration for this beautiful instrument number 250 in the guitars of David Rubio. Using Rubio’s plantilla and ideal of sound, he adapted the internal construction and opted for a traditional “x-bracing,” the hallmark of Lorenzo Frignani’s guitars. Finally, the mother of pearl dots in the rosette and headstock and the many refined marquetry details make this instrument a true gem. The clear and rich basses with thick singing exhibit this instrument’s outstanding overall balance. Easily one of the highest-level concert guitars with stunning craftsmanship.
Immediately eye-catching to the eye is the striking and impressive appearance of this Frignani No. 250 from 2022. The combination of exceptionally beautiful bear-claw-spruce of exquisite quality and the dark, finely decorated body give this guitar a very particular appeal and a unique aesthetic. Lorenzo Frignani was inspired by David Rubio’s guitars to create this beautiful instrument. Following the plantilla and Rubio’s sound ideal, he adapted the interior construction and opted for a traditional “x-bracing”, which is the trademark of the Italian maestro. Also, the mother of pearl dots in the rosette and in the headstock as well as the many refined inlay details make this instrument a unique masterpiece. Its clear and rich basses with their full expression, harmonise perfectly with the warmly singing trebles and provide an excellent overall balance. Without a doubt, this instrument belongs to the high-class and outstandingly crafted concert guitars.
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:||Ziricote|
|Air body frequency:||F#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|