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2020 LUCIO NUÑEZ 13-String Classical Harp Guitar
Spruce Top, Ziricote Back/Sides, w/Custom Hardshell Case, Made in San Antonio, Texas, USA

Up for consideration is an extremely rare SOFIA model 13-String classical harp guitar by Lucio Núñez in excellent condition, with a custom hardshell case. Lucio Núñez has now been making hand-made concert classical guitars for many decades, with a grand total well exceeding 1,000 guitars made. He has recently become the go-to luthier for custom-made, multi-string guitars -- and is in fact the maker of our own top-of-the-line 10-String guitar, the Cathedral Model 40. In addition, his 13-string guitars are now starting to become quite popular, and there are several excellent videos by Mark Bueno available for viewing on YouTube. This particular guitar from October, 2020, is a spruce/ziricote model in like-new condition. Normally, this guitar is a custom order with a waiting time of about 4 months or more, at a cost of $6k. So here is a very rare opportunity to pick up one of these magnificent 13-string instruments in mint condition, skip the waiting list entirely, and still save $2,000!!

The 13-string has strong appeal for guitarists wanting to play Baroque lute music in the original Dm tuning, which makes playing the music of the lutenist/composers such as S.L. Weiss much, much easier, as they can be played in their original fingering, and not some cumbersome 6-string guitar arrangement. Similarly, the Theorbo music of Kapsberger can be played directly from the original Theorbo tab on the 13-string guitar, and it sounds fantastic. Alternatively, using the regular Renaissance Lute tuning also has lots of potential on the 13-string, as it can cover lute music from a vast variety of periods, including the music of the Archlute. Lastly, playing this guitar in standard guitar tuning will give you step-wise descending basses all the way down to low E, and is amazing both for standard guitar arraignments as well as original compositions!

SPECS: * Lucio Núñez Model: Sofia 13-Strng Guitar * Top: Solid Spruce * Back/Sides: Solid Ziricote * Neck: Spanish Cedar * Tuners: Schertler * Scale length: 620 - 820 mm * Hardshell case * Made in USA

PLEASE CHECK OUT our other Reverb listings for more unusual guitars, guitar parts, as well as our Flickinger TwinFlicks preamp and other Pro Audio gear -- and we are the world's leading manufacturer of 10-String Classical Harp guitars, with over 500 guitars sold during the last 16+ years. Thanks for shopping with Cathedral Guitars / Flickinger Audio!!

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • 13-STRING
  • Spruce
  • 2020
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • Classical

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