Sanchez Model 1025 Spruce

Sanchez Model 1025 Spruce

Base price for variant: £588.00
Sales price: £588.00
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My first thought about the 1025 is that she has a lot to give for a guitar in this price bracket.

Her light, blonde spruce top cuts a lovely contrast with her dark rosewood back and sides, and like the 1030 I notice the metal on the headstock is black with a beautiful gold embossment.

I start by playing through some Carulli duets and am impressed by her precise, clear cut sound that balances well across the fretboard. As a spruce top guitar from a maker known for his signature bright sound, her tone is crisp and full of energy, helping to produce a very melodic guitar.

I am particularly struck by her trebles – there is a lot of energy in the strings and she sustains well; the Carulli duets by nature are spirited and the music just bounces along! When the melody moves into the middle strings and the basses I notice the sound is very well balanced; the basses are loud without being “boomy” and have a commanding presence.

I enjoy playing Mertz’s Tarantelle purely for the energy this guitar delivers – this combined with an excellent clarity means the 1025 is perfect for playing fast runs! However when I move to a softer piece like Gary Ryan’s Birds Flew Over the Spire, she delivers a mellower feel.

She responds musically to the sound I want to create, and the clarity of the middle strings in particular makes it easy to explore different colours within the music.

While playing a Villa-Lobos Prelude I experiment with my right hand and find when playing tasto, her tone becomes dreamlike, a real crooner.

Her ponticello sound is bursting with a bright Spanish energy! I find when playing the 1025 I easily lose half an hour very quickly just having fun!

Particularly for the price range, she is a good all-rounder for those who favour a brighter tone and this will only mature as the wood is played in.

She has a great deal to give and even greater potential!

Jess.

Adrian's thoughts.

The 1025 is the first guitar in the Sanchez Concert Series and this is highlighted by the attention to fine detail shown in the build. The style of the rosette is very intricate using pastel colours to deliver a traditional style rosette, central coloured ring, complemented by the directional arrows in both the fine inner and outer rings. All guitars have neck reinforcement and here in the 1025 Sanchez has elected to demonstrate this visually by displaying the ebony reinforcement on the rear of the cedar neck. Machine heads add to the quality feel with their black on gold design.

My first thought about the 1025 is that she has a lot to give for a guitar in this price bracket.

Her light, blonde spruce top cuts a lovely contrast with her dark rosewood back and sides, and like the 1030 I notice the metal on the headstock is black with a beautiful gold embossment.

I start by playing through some Carulli duets and am impressed by her precise, clear cut sound that balances well across the fretboard. As a spruce top guitar from a maker known for his signature bright sound, her tone is crisp and full of energy, helping to produce a very melodic guitar.

I am particularly struck by her trebles – there is a lot of energy in the strings and she sustains well; the Carulli duets by nature are spirited and the music just bounces along! When the melody moves into the middle strings and the basses I notice the sound is very well balanced; the basses are loud without being “boomy” and have a commanding presence.

I enjoy playing Mertz’s Tarantelle purely for the energy this guitar delivers – this combined with an excellent clarity means the 1025 is perfect for playing fast runs! However when I move to a softer piece like Gary Ryan’s Birds Flew Over the Spire, she delivers a mellower feel.

She responds musically to the sound I want to create, and the clarity of the middle strings in particular makes it easy to explore different colours within the music.

While playing a Villa-Lobos Prelude I experiment with my right hand and find when playing tasto, her tone becomes dreamlike, a real crooner.

Her ponticello sound is bursting with a bright Spanish energy! I find when playing the 1025 I easily lose half an hour very quickly just having fun!

Particularly for the price range, she is a good all-rounder for those who favour a brighter tone and this will only mature as the wood is played in.

She has a great deal to give and even greater potential!

Jess.

Adrian's thoughts.

The 1025 is the first guitar in the Sanchez Concert Series and this is highlighted by the attention to fine detail shown in the build. The style of the rosette is very intricate using pastel colours to deliver a traditional style rosette, central coloured ring, complemented by the directional arrows in both the fine inner and outer rings. All guitars have neck reinforcement and here in the 1025 Sanchez has elected to demonstrate this visually by displaying the ebony reinforcement on the rear of the cedar neck. Machine heads add to the quality feel with their black on gold design.

Specification

Top

Solid Spruce

Back

Indian Rosewood

Sides

Solid Indian Rosewood

Neck

Cedar

F/board

Ebony

Images

Representative only

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

51mm

Upper Bout

280mm

Lower Bout

380mm

Body Depth

100mm