Prof. Dr. Mario Sicca, born on 12th September 1930, began his career as an internationally renowned guitarist in 1962 by studying at the “Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien” in the class of Karl Scheit. In 1964 he had his first encounter with Robert Bouchet and in 1966 with Daniel Friederich. Since these times he has played almost exclusively on the guitars of the two most famous guitar makers in the world. Mario Sicca gave concerts with his “Duo Italiano Sicca – Fleres” in 21 countries and eventually became a professor of classical guitar at the Staatliche Hochschule in Karlsruhe and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart.
His encounters with Robert Bouchet and Daniel Friederich left a lasting impression on Mario Sicca, so that he began to devote himself with full passion to guitar making.
Under the artist name ‘Eriberto Ajevoli’ – inspired by Bouchet and Friederich – he began to develop his own guitar models. Now 90 years old, Mario Sicca builds about two guitars a year. They are 100% traditionally handmade without the aid of modern machines.
This remarkable instrument number 124 shows lovely Hawaiian mango back and sides. It is a honey-coloured, flamed figured and lightweight wood which is an aesthetical wonder and an excellent tone wood. Hawaiian mango offers both maple and rosewood’s sound qualities, giving the guitar a rich, colourful, and spontaneous tone character.
This exquisite Robert Bouchet inspired guitar has an impressive sustain. With a great sounding first string, which is full of complexity and depth, this guitar’s trebles are genuinely inspiring. Overall, this beautiful instrument is an authentic handmade concert guitar that reaches the highest degree of balance, elegance, and clarity.
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