Luigi Locatto has been building guitars for more than 30 years. Not only is he an excellent guitar maker but also a brilliant guitar player. During his career, he restored and examined a lot of very important instruments from great masters such as Hermann Hauser I, Francisco Simplicio, Louis Panormo, Enrique Garcia, Antonio de Torres, etc. The influence of these mythic guitar makers can be strongly felt in the sound quality and the balanced aesthetic of his own guitars.
This beautiful guitar comes straight from Luigi Locatto’s workshop in Pino Torinese, Italy. The Plantilla was inspired by Enrique Garcia’s and some details such as the rosette and the carved headstock reminds strongly to Francisco Simplicio’s. The sound is powerful, round and balanced with rich basses and velvet trebles. The clarity of the sound is stunning and the quality of the tone consistent in the whole range from soft piano to thrilling forte. It is a wonderful instrument that will fill any concert hall with ease.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|