Carrillo Herencia NC - Spruce

Carrillo Herencia NC - Spruce

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IN STOCK

I wanted to start this review with a thought that I had towards the end of playing the guitar that really sums it up for me – she brings a smile to your face!

I found the guitar very interesting. She is a modern instrument built for the strength and projection needed for today’s performer, from a Luthier that I think of as producing a clear, bright and sparkling sound, and yet she defied my expectations by giving me a very traditional sound – a big warm, Spanish voice with beautiful, smooth and full bodied tone.

Her character is velvety, composed and confident. The rich honeyed tone is sonorous and shapely across the bass and treble voices and yet the definition is completely clear, almost without you realising! This really came to the fore as I played Ciacona by Weiss.

The piece consists of a repeated chord sequence written as a set of continuous variations. Because the harmony is repeated the ‘variations’ can be quite subtle. With this guitar I could easily hear, control and bring out the subtleties in the chord voicing and in the melodic lines giving fluid and compelling movement through the music while easily finding the big notes for the dramatic climaxes. Control of sound is a really important feature here. The tone quality of individual notes is very focussed; each one is ‘full’ of concentrated, warm sound that creates wonderful overall impact and rich intensity. It fills all of the gaps (unless you want a gap of course) but, as I said earlier, always with clarity.

I am just starting to learn ‘An Malvina’ by Mertz, a lovely romantic combination of long singing melodies, bubbling accompaniment and striking harmonies. This guitar gave me the beautiful golden treble sound that I wanted, full bodied to carry the melody and balance with the other voices - a good description I think is sweet yet strong.

I enjoyed this smooth and creamy treble again in the Adagio by Aguado where I had great fun shaping the voices and counterpoint and particularly loved the wonderful ‘dark’ bass notes. It seems strange maybe to describe a bass voice as deep! I am of course referring to depth within the sound and the bass of this guitar certainly has great breadth and ‘gravity’. In fact depth of sound is another very important feature of this guitar. It breeds strength and confidence and gives the player a large palette of colour and dynamics.

She really does have a truly Spanish character with easy tone production and playing action, lovely full and rich harmonies and a proper balance across the strings. Her highlight over all is the detail that is available with the charming and engaging tone. Projection and volume (both of which there is plenty of) come almost as an afterthought.

My conclusion came with Bach’s Prelude BWV 998 and Impromptu by Emilio Pujol, the former for wonderful fluidity and shaping over the constant quaver movement and the latter for amazing bass resonance and a gorgeous smooth treble – musicality and emotion – what more do we need.
Selina.

 

IN STOCK

I wanted to start this review with a thought that I had towards the end of playing the guitar that really sums it up for me – she brings a smile to your face!

I found the guitar very interesting. She is a modern instrument built for the strength and projection needed for today’s performer, from a Luthier that I think of as producing a clear, bright and sparkling sound, and yet she defied my expectations by giving me a very traditional sound – a big warm, Spanish voice with beautiful, smooth and full bodied tone.

Her character is velvety, composed and confident. The rich honeyed tone is sonorous and shapely across the bass and treble voices and yet the definition is completely clear, almost without you realising! This really came to the fore as I played Ciacona by Weiss.

The piece consists of a repeated chord sequence written as a set of continuous variations. Because the harmony is repeated the ‘variations’ can be quite subtle. With this guitar I could easily hear, control and bring out the subtleties in the chord voicing and in the melodic lines giving fluid and compelling movement through the music while easily finding the big notes for the dramatic climaxes. Control of sound is a really important feature here. The tone quality of individual notes is very focussed; each one is ‘full’ of concentrated, warm sound that creates wonderful overall impact and rich intensity. It fills all of the gaps (unless you want a gap of course) but, as I said earlier, always with clarity.

I am just starting to learn ‘An Malvina’ by Mertz, a lovely romantic combination of long singing melodies, bubbling accompaniment and striking harmonies. This guitar gave me the beautiful golden treble sound that I wanted, full bodied to carry the melody and balance with the other voices - a good description I think is sweet yet strong.

I enjoyed this smooth and creamy treble again in the Adagio by Aguado where I had great fun shaping the voices and counterpoint and particularly loved the wonderful ‘dark’ bass notes. It seems strange maybe to describe a bass voice as deep! I am of course referring to depth within the sound and the bass of this guitar certainly has great breadth and ‘gravity’. In fact depth of sound is another very important feature of this guitar. It breeds strength and confidence and gives the player a large palette of colour and dynamics.

She really does have a truly Spanish character with easy tone production and playing action, lovely full and rich harmonies and a proper balance across the strings. Her highlight over all is the detail that is available with the charming and engaging tone. Projection and volume (both of which there is plenty of) come almost as an afterthought.

My conclusion came with Bach’s Prelude BWV 998 and Impromptu by Emilio Pujol, the former for wonderful fluidity and shaping over the constant quaver movement and the latter for amazing bass resonance and a gorgeous smooth treble – musicality and emotion – what more do we need.
Selina.

 

Specification

Top

German Spruce New Concept Design

Back

Indian Rosewood

Sides

Indian Rosewood.

Neck

Cedar

F/board

Ebony

Finish

Natural Resin Lacquer

Tuners

Gotoh

Case

Case Included

Images

Guitar in stock

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

285mm

Lower Bout

370mm

Body Depth

100mm