|Country :||Italy - Piacenza|
|Scale lenght :||650 mm|
|Back & side :||Madagascar rosewood|
|Fingerboard :||Ebony - 51 mm|
|Body length :||485 mm|
|Body width :||284/242/364 mm|
|Body depth :||
|Weight :||1 493 g|
|Action :||3/4 mm|
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Ennio Giovanetti has been building guitars since 1998 in his workshop in Sariano di Gropparello, near Piacenza (Italy). He is one of the talented young luthiers trained by Enrico Bottelli. During this apprenticeship he had the opportunity to study instruments made by historical luthiers such as Torres, Simplicio, Garcia and many others great luthiers.
This guitar is a copy of a guitar built by Ignacio Fleta in 1936, itself inspired by one of the most famous guitars of Antonio de Torres, the "FE17", built in 1864 and owned by Francisco Tárrega. Fleta had the opportunity to restore the FE17. If Fleta himself says in a letter that he had the intention of copying this Torres, this inspiration from Torres is probably found in the construction method (dimensions, bracing...), as one can note by looking at this instrument that the decoration (double purfling on the borders and the back and the motifs of the rosette) is rather inspired by the guitars of the Barcelona school as found in the Enrique Garcia guitars of the last period and in the guitars of Francisco Simplicio (see pictures of the 1923 Simplicio/Garcia).
Ennio Giovanetti was able to reproduce with precision and elegance this delicate and complex work of lutherie as the sculpture of the head perfectly realized. On the sound level Ennio also knew how to restore this silky and woody timbre which guitar of this time, with deep and generous basses, the highs are clear and singing, the whole giving a rich, expressive and harmonious musicality.
* This guitar was built for the 2021 edition of Roma Expo Guitar.