Enrique Coll

Enrique Coll - classical guitar
Country : Spain - Barcelona
Year : 1932
Scale length : 65 cm
Top : Spruce
Back & side Brazilean rosewood
Fingerboard : Ebony - 52mm
Body length : 490 mm
Body width : 285/240/363 mm
Body depth 92/100 mm
Weight : 1 471g
Action : 2,9/3,2 mm
Condition : Old cracks repaired and stabilized, marks of play, good sound and playbility
Price : Sold


Enrique Coll (1894-1978) is an important figure in the history of Barcelona guitar making. As the label points out, Coll had worked in the workshop of Francisco Simplicio (this guitar was built in 1932, the year Simplicio died). At some point during the same period, Coll in his turn trained Ignacio Fleta in guitar making (Coll is regarded as the link between Simplicio and Fleta). The guitar on display is a "Sinopoli" model — a reference to the oval-shaped rosette (double soundhole). This model became particularly popular in Argentina.


Soundwise, all the specific qualities of the great guitars of this period are to be found in this instrument. The woody, low and deep tone is reminiscent of that of Simplicio sound. The notes are vibrant, singing, with something of the modern consistency that would later be found in Fleta.

An extremely rare instrument of great historical value, but also a handsome, well-tuned and perfectly playable guitar.

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