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 Paula continues her development as a guitar maker. She is already one of the most successful young guitar makers with guitars in the most prestigious shops specializing in high-quality signature guitars in the US, Japan, Korea, China …
This is the second guitar that comes to Madera made by Paula. The same model again as the one Paula created for the 2021 competition and with which she won. And the first thing we see is good consistency in her work as this guitar maintains the same quality as the one we had last year and I would even add a step more in sound quality and playability. The comfort with which this guitar plays is really one of its most outstanding features. In both left and right hand it is a pleasure to play it for hours on end without any guitar-related chattering problems.
We love their aesthetic work. That head breaks styles a bit in terms of shapes but always maintains the aesthetics of a classical style. The ornamentation on the rosette is very dynamic, eye-catching, and elegant. Given the combination of woods used and its design, it intensifies its brightness from one side to the other depending on the angle of the light. Wonderful effect.
Again it is a guitar made of Cedar and India. Paula is very comfortable working with these two kinds of wood that she masters and with which she brings out all her personality and identity. A warm and balanced sound that maintains the traditional sound of the classical guitar of traditional Spanish construction but that gives it that touch that she likes of the French school close to Friederich and the modern guitar guitarists today demand.
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: 3.8mm
12th Fret to 1st String Height: 3.0mm
Tuning Machine: Schaller Grandtune
For this guitar Paula Lazzarini used D'addario EJ46 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.”