Vicente Arias Classical guitar – Spain – 1906


Acoustic Hollow Body Classical guitar


Unique rosette in epoxy resin block

Spruce top, extended ebony fingerboard

Ebony fretboard


The design of this early instrument can still be seen in the shape and size of this guitar. The head and bridge are made with more refinement. An important feature of this instrument is the fingerboard that extends the range from the usual upper B, a semitone higher to that of a C. Arias is known for the beauty of its rosettes, but its creativity extended further: its guitars never had less then four bar bracings and sometimes as many as eleven.

Last updated on 11 May 2020
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