Lorenzo Frignani’s passion for luthiery first ignited at the end of the 1970s. He began his professional journey in 1986 and has since garnered numerous accolades both domestically and internationally, winning several lute-making competitions in Italy, such as those held in Bagnacavallo and Baveno. He has also served as a member of juries for competitions in Baveno, Pisogne, and Sesto Fiorentino. Frignani is a consultant for several foundations, associations, and museums dedicated to music and even an artistic consultant for the Comune of Pieve di Cento in Bologna for events related to stringed instruments, including exhibitions, conventions, courses, and concerts. He is currently the President of the A.L.I Professionisti, the Professional Italian Association of Luthiery. His expertise lies in the creation and restoration of fretted and bow instruments. In 2007, he founded LF Editions and published various catalogs and articles on classical luthiery and antique plucked instruments. As a renowned collector and expert, he resides and works in Modena, Italy.
This guitar, crafted by Lorenzo Frignani is an immediate feast for the eyes. The striking spruce soundboard, adorned with intricate bear claw figures, perfectly complements the Santos rosewood back and sides, resulting in an instrument of unparalleled beauty. Frignani was inspired by the work of David Rubio, incorporating Rubio’s sound ideal and plantilla, and even adapting the interior construction to include a traditional “x-bracing” – a hallmark of the Italian maestro. The unique design of this particular instrument, number 253, lends it a distinct and powerful personality. The voices throughout the register blend seamlessly, each with its distinctive color, to create a harmonious balance. The relaxed timbre of this guitar makes playing it a genuinely joyful experience.
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:||Santos rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||F#/G|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|