Sanchez Model 1030 Cedar

Sanchez Model 1030 Cedar

Base price for variant: £800.00
Sales price: £800.00
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Description

To start I feel I need to comment on the 1030’s aesthetics.

The rosette stands out with its pretty, reddish hues, and the metal on the headstock is painted black with striking gold embossment. But most distinctively this particular 1030’s cedar top is a pale, luminescent orange colour, unlike the darker oranges and browns of some cedars, with a wide grain pattern that exudes natural beauty. This lightness is reflected in her tone.

Because of her cedar top, there is a slight softening to the 1030’s tone but generally it is bright and direct, without being too sharp. This makes for good evenness of tone across the fretboard, particularly in the trebles.

I am pleasantly surprised by the energy in the bass! I can tell that even without nails the sound would not be insubstantial, which is important in a guitar at this level when a student might be still growing and adapting to playing with nails. Instead, the basses are clear and project well, and are easy to play around with.

I enjoy playing the slower, subtler pieces with this guitar as with her warmer tone she responds well, with an open resonance that was ideal for Gary Ryan’s Birds Flew Over the Spire. However, the openness and projection of the 1030 makes playing faster, more energetic pieces incredibly fun!

I play Tarrega’s Rosita and the music comes across exactly as I want it – bouncy and happy, and when I play Capricho Arabe and Mertz’s Tarantelle her dramatic side really comes through. Personally I find I can achieve the energy and tone I desire out of this guitar, and as I play I feel confident.

Overall, the 1030 is an excellent guitar for players who favour a brighter tone.

She is decisive, with a confidence that is contagious.

Jess.

To start I feel I need to comment on the 1030’s aesthetics.

The rosette stands out with its pretty, reddish hues, and the metal on the headstock is painted black with striking gold embossment. But most distinctively this particular 1030’s cedar top is a pale, luminescent orange colour, unlike the darker oranges and browns of some cedars, with a wide grain pattern that exudes natural beauty. This lightness is reflected in her tone.

Because of her cedar top, there is a slight softening to the 1030’s tone but generally it is bright and direct, without being too sharp. This makes for good evenness of tone across the fretboard, particularly in the trebles.

I am pleasantly surprised by the energy in the bass! I can tell that even without nails the sound would not be insubstantial, which is important in a guitar at this level when a student might be still growing and adapting to playing with nails. Instead, the basses are clear and project well, and are easy to play around with.

I enjoy playing the slower, subtler pieces with this guitar as with her warmer tone she responds well, with an open resonance that was ideal for Gary Ryan’s Birds Flew Over the Spire. However, the openness and projection of the 1030 makes playing faster, more energetic pieces incredibly fun!

I play Tarrega’s Rosita and the music comes across exactly as I want it – bouncy and happy, and when I play Capricho Arabe and Mertz’s Tarantelle her dramatic side really comes through. Personally I find I can achieve the energy and tone I desire out of this guitar, and as I play I feel confident.

Overall, the 1030 is an excellent guitar for players who favour a brighter tone.

She is decisive, with a confidence that is contagious.

Jess.

Specification

Top

Solid Cedar

Back

Solid 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