Country : Spain - Granada
Year : 2021
Scale length : 65 cm
Top : Spruce
Back / Sides : Indian rosewood
Neck : Cedro
Fingerboard : Ebony - width : 52 mm
Dimensions : Body length : 480 mm
Body width : 278/234/365 mm - Body depth : 88/98 mm
Weight : 1 518 g
Action : 2,5/3,5 mm
Condition : New
Price : 7 000 euros
(includes 20% VAT that can be deducted if you live outside EU)
Marco Maguolo's Ducale is the result of the association between the concert model and the homage to his city and country: Venice and Italy. The design of the rosette and the purfling are in the colours of the Italian flag.
Marco Maguolo's work is inspired and nourished by the history and culture of the wonderful city in which he is lucky enough to live and work: Venice. A stamp stuck on the back, as well as a documentation accompanying the instrument, are there to note that this Ducale was built in the year of celebration of the 1600th anniversary of the foundation of Venice (421-2021).
The lutherie work and aesthetics of this guitar by Venetian luthier Marco Maguolo are of remarkable elegance and quality. Soundwise, this guitar combines powerful of a concert instrument with great timbre beauty, deep bass and dense and expressive treble.
Here is what Marco says about this model : « The Ducale is both the result of a project that I have always been working on (La Concerto) and an homage to my town and country, Venice and Italy. The colonnade of Palazzo Ducale in Venice gave me the inspiration for the rosette, while the hues of the purfling remind of our flag. The philosophy behind this project is building a strong and light architecture of neck-sides-back as a support for a light and responsive soundboard. The idea is to have a reactive, versatile instrument like a contemporary guitar but with a woody changeable warm and silky sound. The design for the bracing is original. »