F.J. Riquelme

F.J. Riquelme - classical guitar
Country : Spain - Alicante
Year : 2021
Scale length : 65 cm
Top : Spruce
Back & side : Indian rosewood
Fingerboard : Ebony - 52,5 mm
Tuner : Sloane
Body length : 495 mm
Body width : 280/240/365 mm
Body depth : 100 / 105 mm
Weight : 1 709 g
Action : 2,8/3,2 mm
Condition : Excellent
Price : Sold 




Francisco Javier Riquelme Calatayud was born in Elche (Alicante, Spain) in 1982. His first contact with lutherie was in 2012 with the Argentine luthier Oscar Testa, who introduced him to lutherie.
He is studying the construction of string instruments (violin, viola and cello) at the Escuela Vasca de Luthería Bele in Bilbao. At the end of his fourth year at Bele, Dominique Delarue hired him as an apprentice. This guitar was built following Dominique Delarue's advice, as well as his construction methods and his acoustic and aesthetic criteria (elaboration of the templates until the varnish and the final adjustment). Today Riquelme has installed his workshop in Alicante.
The influence of Dominique Delarue can be felt in the quality of the workmanship and the sound performance of this instrument: power, sound presence, balance, clarity of the polyphonic discourse, the notes are dense and expressive, an instrument of the highest level.



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