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 Darstellend 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 only builds a small number of guitars. They are 100% traditionally handmade without the aid of modern machines.
This exquisite guitar, built in 2021 and bearing the number 134, features the combination of woods that characterize many great concert guitars: a cedar top and Indian rosewood back and sides. This pairing has proven itself over the last fifty years and once again offers a truly outstanding result. The sound is very full and rich, with a long sustain and a warm, well-rounded tone. There is an immediate pleasure in playing, and the possibilities of timbre and dynamics are particularly delightful. Overall, a truly wonderful instrument, built in the style of Robert Bouchet.
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