There are a lot of excellent luthiers in Italy, however, most of them are building traditional spruce guitars. We are happy to list one of the very rare Italian luthiers making fantastic lattice braced guitars. The guitar is very much different from an Australian lattice. Here there is no balsa, no carbon, just wood. We strongly advise you to listen to the videos of Kanahi Yamashita (Kazuhito’s daughter), she chooses to play Rinaldo’s guitar: simply fantastic.
Rinaldo Vacca’s guitars are using a torrified spruce top from Val Di Fiemme. The bracing is a lattice braced in cedar with no balsa no carbon just wood. The body is doubled with maple and uses Madagascar rosewood for the outside. The neck is in Mahogani Kaya and the fingerboard is in Blackwood teck.
The polish is acrylic and the tuners are from Exagon.
As a result, the guitar has a huge sound very traditional, crystal-clear because of the aged spruce. The playability is amazing and the guitar can express the smallest musical intention.
Small Bio of Rinaldo Vacca: Rinaldo Vacca is born and still established in Cabras (Sardaigna) in 1960. He started building traditional guitars in the ’80s. Because he wanted to meet the players who need louder instruments, he switched to lattice construction patterns. His objectives are to build loud guitars without losing any tonal colors. His guitars are played by great concert players such as Kanahi Yamashita.
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