• Sorry, this product cannot be purchased.

Sylvain Balestrieri – 2018


Delivery Time: ca. 48 hours

Additional costs (e.g. for customs or taxes) may occur when shipping to non-EU countries. CONTACT

Product Description

Sylvain Balestrieri was inspired by the major guitar-makers of the twentieth century and in particular the French artistic lutherie tradition.
After having graduated in classical guitar performance, he travelled to Paris and studied two years at the “Ecole Normale de Paris”. Sylvain Balestrieri worked at some of the most iconic workshops in London such as Andy’s Guitar and Graham Noden and finally established his own workshop in Grenoble (FR) in 2008, where he focuses on a unique concert model and the restoration of antique instruments.
His approach to guitar building is inspired by the French guitar makers Robert Bouchet, Daniel Friederich and Dominique Field and follows the French lutherie tradition.
Dominique Field says about him:

« Sylvain Balestrieri’s craftsmanship is one of the highest level and it is coupled with very tasteful artistry. »

Sylvain’s work is defined by his incredible patience and perfectionism. He focusses on a unique concert model, spending more than 200 working hours on each instrument.

This 2018 guitar, comes as a result of a solid and deep understanding of the art of guitar making and reflects his ideal of sound, aesthetics and playability. This instrument is designed to fill concert halls, projecting a rich direct sound pleasing the player as well as the audience. A 40 years dried ebony fingerboard is used as well as a first quality spruce top and thoroughly selected Indian rosewood back and sides. The rosette and marquetry details are tremendously fine, with only a few tenth of millimetre sized elements. One of the most remarkable part of his guitars is probably one of the subtlest: the perfectly even and clear French polish that seals the wood and gives these refined deep colours and reflects to the top, back and sides. Definitely an amazing concert instrument from a promising guitar maker who will surely mark a turn in the French guitar-making tradition.
The tuners are made by Sloane. A Hiscox Pro II case is included.

Luthier: Sylvain Balestrieri
Construction year: 2018
Top: Spruce
Back and sides: Indian rosewood
Scale: 650 mm
Nut: 52 mm

Need help or have a question? Our contact personnel are available via phone, email and contact form.

Denis Pécaut & Manuel Luchena

+49 721 38143275

You want to sell your guitar?

At Siccas Guitars you have the possibility to sell your guitar. We don’t charge you any fee and after the sale you get the price you have fixed for your guitar. You also have the possibility to sell the guitar directly to us, if the guitar fits to our selection of instruments.


Don’t miss any of our latest arrivals!

Subscribe to our newsletter and be informed weekly about our latest arrivals and videos – so you will be always up to date.
More informations and cancellation notices.
Subscribe to our newsletter

Siccas Guitars
Roonstr. 31, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany
+49 721-38143275


© Siccas Guitars 2017, All rights reserved