Having apprenticed under the esteemed Gerhard Oldiges, Stefan Nitschke has over the past 15 years carved a niche for himself in the world of lutherie, building guitars that are not just instruments, but art forms. His works resonate with the influence of the great masters of the 19th and 20th centuries — figures like Antonio de Torres, Francisco Simplicio, and Santos Hernandez. The echoes of their genius can be discerned in the delicate sounds of Nitschke’s guitars and the sheer artistry of his craftsmanship.
Enter “La Alondra”, a guitar that stands as a testament to Nitschke’s dedication to his craft. Crafted in 2023, this instrument is a heartfelt homage to the legendary Antonio de Torres. Its spruce top exudes an elegance, both visually and acoustically, that forms a harmonious partnership with its bird’s eye maple back and sides. This unique wood choice not only grants the guitar a visual distinctiveness but also contributes to its remarkable tonal character.
The meticulous attention Stefan Nitschke has poured into “La Alondra” is evident at every curve and joint. From the precision of its ornate decorations to its flawless build, it’s clear that this guitar is the result of a master’s touch. Elevating its elegance, the handcrafted Rodgers tuners add an exquisite touch, turning this guitar into a genuine piece of art.
But “La Alondra” is not just about looks; its voice is a captivating blend of the past and the present. It offers a sonic landscape rich with deep, old-world basses, combined with trebles that sing — charming and clear, with an enticing hint of lushness. It’s a modern classic, echoing the greatness of yesteryears while paving the way for the future of guitar sound.
In the realm of lutherie, Stefan Nitschke’s “La Alondra” stands as a beacon of excellence, celebrating the timeless beauty and essence of guitar-making.
|Back and sides:||Birdseye maple|
|Air body frequency:||F#/G|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|