The world of classical guitars is rich with artistry and tradition, and among its master craftsmen, Mario Gropp holds a special place. From his workshop in Germany, Gropp has been handcrafting instruments that meld precision, art, and sonorous magic. With years of dedication and an unwavering commitment to excellence, he has become a beacon in the lutherie community, creating instruments that are both visually stunning and acoustically superior.
2022 saw the birth of one such masterpiece: “La Onda-Créa.”
As its name suggests, “La Onda-Créa” exudes waves of creativity, both in design and in sound. The guitar radiates a sense of timelessness, echoing the classical traditions Gropp so reveres, yet it also showcases a contemporary flair, testament to the luthier’s evolving artistry.
Every curve, every fret, every inlay is a testament to Gropp’s meticulous attention to detail. The guitar’s body speaks of craftsmanship at its finest. It’s a piece where wood isn’t just shaped but is brought to life, resonating with the very soul of the musician.
Soundwise, “La Onda-Créa” is nothing short of enchanting. It produces tones that are rich and full, with basses that are profound yet clear, and trebles that shimmer with clarity. Each note lingers, painting an auditory canvas that is both vast and intimate.
But what truly makes this instrument exceptional is the story it tells. “La Onda-Créa” isn’t just a guitar; it’s a narrative of Mario Gropp’s passion, dedication, and his relentless pursuit of perfection. It’s about a luthier who respects the traditions of the past, embraces the innovations of the present, and anticipates the evolutions of the future.
To own or play “La Onda-Créa” is to be a part of that narrative, to contribute to that story, and to resonate with the very essence of what it means to create art through sound.
|Back and sides:||Madagascar rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||F#|
|Tuners:||Rubner El Sonido|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II “Siccas Guitars” Edition|