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Fraulini Fenezia Flat Top Acoustic Guitar
Fraulini Fenezia Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar, made in Madison, Wisconsin, natural finish, maple back and sides, Adirondack spruce top, mahogany neck, original black hard shell case.
We are most pleased to have one of Todd Cambio's wonderful Fraulini guitars in stock, gently played and used but not abused. Here is his own description of this model:
"The Fenezia is a copy of a Galiano Auditorium sized guitar, originally made in the small New York shops of Raphael Ciani and Antonio Cerrito. These guitars were popular among professional musicians in the 1920s because they were some of the biggest guitars of the time, predating Martin's Dreadnought and Gibson's Jumbo. Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Ernest Stoneman and Andy Sanella were all photographed with these models. Originally these guitars were ladder braced, 15 5/8" at the lower bout with a scale of 26 1/2, made as six and 12 strings. I have played around with the bracing and the scale, using both ladder and X bracing, sticking with the 26 1/2" scale , and going as short as 24 7/8". The Fenezia is a great guitar, big and boomy, suitable for all types of music."
We agree wholeheartedly, and having handled and sold a number of the original 1910s and 1920s New York Galiano instruments can add that Todd's re-creations equal or exceed the originals in every way -- especially the neatness of build and wood selections. This is indeed a great guitar; an exceptionally fine re-creation of an almost extinct vintage style, and in the modern world a totally unique playing experience.
Overall length is 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm.), 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 in. (10.2 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 13/16 in. (46 mm.).
This guitar shows light wear, mostly strumming marks and some dings to the top. It is played-in but not heavily used, with no repair or alteration. It sounds fantastic, currently tuned in D with a HUGE sound! Excellent Condition.
Item # 8448
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