Carrillo Alegrias Blanca - Cypress

Carrillo Alegrias Blanca - Cypress

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How refreshing! The Alegrias is very “in your face”, but in a good way. With the higher tension strings of the flamenco guitar, my fingers just float over the fingerboard with a lightness that instantly comes across in my playing. I start by strumming a few chords (hard to resist when playing a flamenco guitar) and am rewarded by a bright, sunny sound that seems to “lift” and give energy.
This guitar really brings ‘Torija’ to life, every note has a sense of purpose and the guitar’s excellent sustain means that the treble melody sings out over the top while I play the answering bass melody – the musicality is truly first class.
The Alegrias has a very good action and is easy to play. As a flamenco guitar she is loud, particularly the top E string and the basses and as a result she is bursting with energy! Playing Tarantelle by Mertz is incredibly fun and bringing out the drama of this piece is almost effortless, the guitar plays with a mischievous self-confidence that suits the piece down to the ground. Single line notes are a joy to play as they are full of character. The speed of this piece also seems easier to keep up with.

The guitar’s tone is so fresh that playing Bach’s first cello suite I am able to bring out the subtle melodies and counter melodies, and the notes blend and complement each other without becoming a “wall of sound”. This is the same as I play Capricho Arabe, and the drama that was so evident in Tarantelle also comes out particularly in the single note runs. Moving my right up hand up towards the neck to experiment with tone, I find that the Alegrias produces not so much a warmer tone as most classical guitars would, but the sound becomes sweeter, revealing a new depth to what she can do musically.

As I play, Sandra comes in to see how I’m getting on. She seems to love the guitar as much as I and says, very aptly, “it’s as though you change when you pick it up”, and she is right! I find that my approach to playing the music I know so well changes when I play this guitar and it is almost like having a different perspective, which is never a bad thing when developing your own musicality.
A joy to play.
Jess

How refreshing! The Alegrias is very “in your face”, but in a good way. With the higher tension strings of the flamenco guitar, my fingers just float over the fingerboard with a lightness that instantly comes across in my playing. I start by strumming a few chords (hard to resist when playing a flamenco guitar) and am rewarded by a bright, sunny sound that seems to “lift” and give energy.
This guitar really brings ‘Torija’ to life, every note has a sense of purpose and the guitar’s excellent sustain means that the treble melody sings out over the top while I play the answering bass melody – the musicality is truly first class.
The Alegrias has a very good action and is easy to play. As a flamenco guitar she is loud, particularly the top E string and the basses and as a result she is bursting with energy! Playing Tarantelle by Mertz is incredibly fun and bringing out the drama of this piece is almost effortless, the guitar plays with a mischievous self-confidence that suits the piece down to the ground. Single line notes are a joy to play as they are full of character. The speed of this piece also seems easier to keep up with.

The guitar’s tone is so fresh that playing Bach’s first cello suite I am able to bring out the subtle melodies and counter melodies, and the notes blend and complement each other without becoming a “wall of sound”. This is the same as I play Capricho Arabe, and the drama that was so evident in Tarantelle also comes out particularly in the single note runs. Moving my right up hand up towards the neck to experiment with tone, I find that the Alegrias produces not so much a warmer tone as most classical guitars would, but the sound becomes sweeter, revealing a new depth to what she can do musically.

As I play, Sandra comes in to see how I’m getting on. She seems to love the guitar as much as I and says, very aptly, “it’s as though you change when you pick it up”, and she is right! I find that my approach to playing the music I know so well changes when I play this guitar and it is almost like having a different perspective, which is never a bad thing when developing your own musicality.
A joy to play.
Jess

Specification

Top

Solid German Spruce

Back

Solid Spanish Cypress

Sides

Solid Spanish Cypress

Neck

Honduras Cedar

F/board

Ebony

Golpeadore

Fitted

Finish

Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Tuners

Fustero

Case

Case Included

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

282mm

Lower Bout

370mm

Body Depth

98mm