Stefan Nitschke learned the art of guitar building under the guidance of Gerhard Oldiges. Over the last 15 years he has built a wide variety of instruments with a focus on aesthetics and tonal balance. The influence of the great masters of the 19th and 20th century, such as Antonio de Torres, Francisco Simplicio, can be found in the subtlety of the sound of his guitars and in the finesse of his skills.
The 2023 Stefan Nitschke “La Imelda” guitar serves as an epitome of expert guitar craftsmanship and remarkable tonal qualities. Nitschke, recognized in the guitar-making industry for his amazing designs and attention to detail, handcrafted “La Imelda” with a selection of rare, high-quality woods, making it a must-have for both collectors and musicians worldwide. Constructed from CITES-certified Rio rosewood, “La Imelda” is a feast for the eyes with its color variations that range from a deep chocolate hue to a vibrant orange. The back panel of this exquisite guitar features a unique, centered orange feather-like pattern, showcasing Nitschke’s unparalleled aesthetic sense in guitar construction. The guitar top, another crucial aspect of this exceptional instrument, is made of fine-grained “bear claw spruce,” a material favored by many German luthiers for its superior acoustic properties. This premium wood selection results in a guitar capable of producing a wide and open sound, making “La Imelda” a coveted model among discerning guitarists. What sets the 2023 Stefan Nitschke “La Imelda” guitar apart from other instruments in its category is its distinctive resonance frequency slightly below F. This unique characteristic results in a rich and responsive bass sound. “La Imelda” delivers a deep, melodious, and silky bass, creating an immersive music experience for players and listeners alike. Complementing its outstanding bass is the smooth and playful treble, displaying a unique spontaneous character. This guitar’s exceptional playability further enhances the playing experience, adding to the overall pleasure of owning and performing with this instrument. In conclusion, the 2023 Stefan Nitschke “La Imelda” guitar, with its superior craftsmanship, materials, and sound depth, stands as a testament to Nitschke’s mastery in lutherie. Whether you’re a collector or a performing artist, “La Imelda” is an investment worth considering.
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:||Brazilian rosewood (CITES certified)|
|Air body frequency:||F|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|