Sanchez Model 1030 Spruce

Sanchez Model 1030 Spruce

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Description My first thoughts in this review were how warm and responsive this guitar is for a brand new spruce at this price level.

I immediately felt confident in the full body to her voice, with a rounded and glossy treble and rich sonorous bass register. The definition is excellent across the strings and she has an easy playing action for both hands.

The left hand benefits from a nice low action and a comfortable neck profile, while the right hand can comfortably achieve consistent full tone enabling improved relaxation and technique.

This last point represents one of the main factors in moving up to a more capable guitar – ‘freer’ and easier tone production that means you are not having to work so hard with the right hand and so can produce a wider range of dynamics and tone colour.

She can definitely produce big, sonorous and shapely chords with plenty of strength, the highlight as I played Villa Lobos Prelude no.3 enjoying the thumb powering through the big chord sequences. I found it easy to balance the sound in this piece with controlled, consistent and even treble tone in the long falling melodic phrases.

Individual notes are rounded and mellow while remaining clean, clear and sustained creating ‘honeyed’, legato sound overall.

Consistency and reliability of tone supported the flowing arpeggios in Prelude BWV 999 by Bach allowing me to hear the musical shaping. There is plenty of warm resonance in support while definition and separation are very good helping to bring out the details in the music.

Carcassi Study no.1, op.60 is an excellent test for an instrument. The 1030 passed with flying colours giving me lovely clear and even tone across the scale passages (which cover two and a half octaves), in turn leading to technical progress coupled with increased musical enjoyment – the more that you can hear the more you want to achieve!

My final 2 pieces gave me contrast. In the Venezuelan waltzes by Lauro I got a lovely bright tint to the characteristically mellow treble character adding rhythmic energy and character to the music with solid, ample bass sound driving the shape of the piece.

Tarantella by Mertz is full of drama. This guitar already has a lot of sound to play with and I really enjoyed working with the variety of tone and texture and the range of dynamics. In the process I discovered a great apoyando treble sound (a technique that I do not use that often) as well as very good response to accents and articulation.

This guitar has loads of potential. She has an open and engaging voice, excellent projection and consistent and even tone. There is a lot more to come, particularly in the treble, an enjoyable journey for an improving guitarist and one that produce great benefits technically and musically.
Selina

My first thoughts in this review were how warm and responsive this guitar is for a brand new spruce at this price level.

I immediately felt confident in the full body to her voice, with a rounded and glossy treble and rich sonorous bass register. The definition is excellent across the strings and she has an easy playing action for both hands.

The left hand benefits from a nice low action and a comfortable neck profile, while the right hand can comfortably achieve consistent full tone enabling improved relaxation and technique.

This last point represents one of the main factors in moving up to a more capable guitar – ‘freer’ and easier tone production that means you are not having to work so hard with the right hand and so can produce a wider range of dynamics and tone colour.

She can definitely produce big, sonorous and shapely chords with plenty of strength, the highlight as I played Villa Lobos Prelude no.3 enjoying the thumb powering through the big chord sequences. I found it easy to balance the sound in this piece with controlled, consistent and even treble tone in the long falling melodic phrases.

Individual notes are rounded and mellow while remaining clean, clear and sustained creating ‘honeyed’, legato sound overall.

Consistency and reliability of tone supported the flowing arpeggios in Prelude BWV 999 by Bach allowing me to hear the musical shaping. There is plenty of warm resonance in support while definition and separation are very good helping to bring out the details in the music.

Carcassi Study no.1, op.60 is an excellent test for an instrument. The 1030 passed with flying colours giving me lovely clear and even tone across the scale passages (which cover two and a half octaves), in turn leading to technical progress coupled with increased musical enjoyment – the more that you can hear the more you want to achieve!

My final 2 pieces gave me contrast. In the Venezuelan waltzes by Lauro I got a lovely bright tint to the characteristically mellow treble character adding rhythmic energy and character to the music with solid, ample bass sound driving the shape of the piece.

Tarantella by Mertz is full of drama. This guitar already has a lot of sound to play with and I really enjoyed working with the variety of tone and texture and the range of dynamics. In the process I discovered a great apoyando treble sound (a technique that I do not use that often) as well as very good response to accents and articulation.

This guitar has loads of potential. She has an open and engaging voice, excellent projection and consistent and even tone. There is a lot more to come, particularly in the treble, an enjoyable journey for an improving guitarist and one that produce great benefits technically and musically.
Selina

Specification

Top

Solid Spruce

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