Blanca Flamenco Guitar (left) made in France (Paris) by the luthier Jean-Baptiste Castelluccia. The guitar is made entirely of solid wood. Spruce top, Cypress back and sides, cedar neck with ebony fingerboard, bridge and rosewood veneer top. Obviously the table receives a transparent protective plate does not alter the aesthetics of the instrument while protecting the table Golpes attacks.
The handle is either too thin or too thick and fits all hands. The varnish is soft and does not catch even after several hours of play key ebony is nice under the fingers and the frets are immaculately polished and suggests a good life. Rubner mechanics do very well their travail.La guitar is incredibly light! Cypress back and sides reveals slight marbling veins gently instrument. The table presents spruce ribs thin and regular. It is an instrument maker and this is not seen only in the label put the rose! At first glance it is clear that the woods were well selected and worked.
The end coating provides good vibration of the instrument. From the first notes, you fall in love! the sound appears soft, crystalline sound balance along the entire length of the neck and the tailpiece is striking. The guitar responds perfectly to the nuances of the game, attacks. I'm really surprised at the build quality and sound quality of this little flamenco which costs only 1260 euros. The price / quality ratio is unbeatable. The guitar is brilliant, delivers a flamenco clapping and also a good sustain that does not sound "dry" but that does not make it rough so far. One has the impression that the instrument automatically adjusts to what you want from it. It does not take long to be appropriated, tamed it now!
I use it of course, flamenco. I love its brightness and clarity of the notes; the game to / rasgueos and are always clean and slamming, the game appears smooth arpeggio but never choked. The picados are amazing, the falsetas seem literally fly and are powerful. Brightness and warmth for me are the adjectives that are highlighted on this guitar. If it is dedicated to flamenco, when I play a little classical and bossa nova on it and my faith, it is far from unpleasant character, but Spanish is still very present.
It is now almost five months that I have and there is not a day I do not go out of its case. It is a beautiful guitar, very simple aesthetic (no frills or eccentric baroque inlaid and vain), but very beautiful wood finely shaped. Each case is accompanied by opening of sweet scents of cypress. Mr. Castelluccia is best known and recognized for his guitar-like "Selmer" but it also has a long experience in classical guitar and it shows and means when we go visit him in his studio in the Rue Constantinople Paris. I have tried several models of other makers, very good instruments sounds obvious but I was completely charmed by the colors of the musical aesthetics FG2 and delicate. In addition, Mr. Castelluccia is a very accessible, open, trust is primarily a craftsman and not a trader. It is reassuring to know that in case of problems, the guitar will be checked, repaired by its creator.