Construction: Classical Guitar
Top Wood: Cedar
Back and Sides Wood: Indian Rosewood
It has been two years since Paula Lazzarini won the prestigious guitar competition in Granada in 2021. And she is already one of the most successful young guitar makers with her instruments in the most prestigious shops specializing in high-quality signature classical guitars in the US, Japan, Korea, China …
This is the third guitar that comes to Madera made by Paula and the second this year.
The same model again as the one Paula created for the 2021 competition and with which she won.
The only difference this guitar has is that it has 19 frets instead of the 20 frets of the other guitars that we had in Madera before that were copies of the winning guitar in 2021 also with 20 frets.
Otherwise, Paula maintains the same consistency of a high-quality guitar in all aspects. It is always very attractive to see the personality, originality and beauty of her guitar head which is one of the aesthetic highlights of her guitar model. As well as the beautiful rosette that depending on the position of the guitar in relation to the surrounding light reflects and shines its parts in different ways.
We like to see how Paula has in the use of making the different parts of the guitar something that she masters so well. In this guitar, she has practically not used any modern machinery but has made it with her own hands and tools.
She has managed to make a very complete model of instrument with her own very defined style that makes her high quality guitars very unique and with a lot of character.
Paula always emphasizes the ease of playability of her instruments but it is worth mentioning that with this instrument she has even improved this aspect if possible.
As far as the sound is concerned, there is always that lack of too bright sound that Paula has told us on several occasions that she dislikes and avoids. She always goes towards a sound full of warmth and lyricism.
Another example here of Paula Lazzarini’s excellent work.
Scale Length: 648 mm
Nut Width: 52.5mm
12th Fret Width: 62.5mm
Guitar Length: 990mm
Body Length: 482mm
1st Fret. 6th string to 1st string: 44.5mm
12th Fret. 6th string to 1st string: 50.0mm
Bridge. 6th string to 1st string: 57mm
Side Width Upper body: 90mm
Side Width Lower body: 98mm
12th fret to 6th String Height: 4.0mm
12th Fret to 1st String Height: 3.0mm
Tuning Machine: Schaller Grandtune
For this guitar Paula Lazzarini used Savarez New Crystal Classics strings
Paula Lazzarini was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During her youth, she studied History at the University. She explains here:
“ At a certain point in my career I found a strong interest in objects and artifacts from the past which eventually led me to enroll in a Masters’ Program in Restoration and Conservation at the University of San Martin, Argentina.
My curiosity for woods and musical instruments gradually led me to work, first, in instruments repair and, later on, in making classical guitars, under the direction of Ricardo Louzao, who taught me the art of guitar making as well as the passion to disseminate the Spanish classical guitar.
Since my early years in guitar making, I have always aimed for my own style and sound for my guitars.”
Paula made her first guitar in 2007. In 2016 she moved to Cremona, Italy where she opened her own guitar workshop. During her career, she visited and was influenced by European guitar makers from Italy, Holland, France … with whom she shared her passion for instrument making and restoration.
It is worth mentioning the brief stage he spent with the great master Daniel Friederich in Paris and more recently with guitar maker master Marín Montero in Granada, Spain.
An important moment in her career is the year 2021 when Paula entered the International Guitar-Making Competition in Granada and won the First Prize. It was a key moment for her excellent work and talent to be known all over the world and she started to be commissioned guitars, especially from the USA, China, and Japan.
“Guitar making is a long and dynamic process, whereby I not only transform and reshape the wood, but also my own passion for the instrument takes shape, in a ceaseless search for sound and, eventually, for the object that best represents me in every new guitar.”