Onirica Calliope 17" 2018 Acoustic Archtop guitar, Gibson ES-175 shape

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Onirica Calliope
17" Archtop
Hand carved, all-massive wood, handbuilt in Italy by the luthier Emanuele Faggion.

I'm proud to introduce you to my latest creation: a 17" inch acoustic archtop, completely handmade in Vicenza, Italy, with top and back tables hand carved and tap-tuned each other to gain the best possible sound, projection and harmonics. Its size is 17", with the sides slightly less deep (70 mm, about 2-3/4 inches), for a better tuning of the air inside the box.

The F-holes, which are an Onirica original design, are studied to enhance the compression of the air, and to let the upper harmonics gain more volume. 

The deep bowl of the carving, joined with a small but deep recurve, gives this guitar an open, warm, "alive" sound, with piano-like basses, even, balanced harmonics and great projection. The bracing of the table is parallel.

Furthermore, the super-thin nitrocellulose finish allow the instrument to vibrate freely, without dampening it.

The lateral soundport allows the player to hear himself better, and adds a little "air" to the upper harmonics.

The spruce top is from a 30+ years old block, and all the other woods of the guitar are perfetcly seasoned and stable too.

Actually, the guitar is purely acoustic, but an endpin jack has been installed yet, in order to allow the player to mount its favorite pickup or piezo. 

This guitar has also been featured at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, the best fair in the world for boutique guitars, with selected luthier by all over the globe.
The guitar comes with a hard case and the certificate of authenticity. 
I can ship worldwide.

You can see a video of a building progress, with an audio recording of an improvisation (very poorly played by me :-) ) on the youtube video link under this listing.


- Top: Alpine spruce, 30+years old
- Back and sides: European flamed maple
- Fretboard: European flamed maple
- Neck: 3-piece European flamed maple
- Bindings: European flamed maple
- Bridge: One piece European flamed maple
- Tailpiece: One piece European flamed maple
- Finish: 100% Nitrocellulose, high gloss polish
- Tuners: Rubner made in Germany

Feel free to ask every kind of question!

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