Albertus Blanchi harp guitar made in 1900 – this beautiful instrument is a very rare piece with beautiful decorations and an impressive sound!
Albertus (Alberto) Blanchi was born in 1871 in Nice France. He is the son and pupil of Augustin Blanchi. In 1899 he took over the workshop of his father and soon after he won gold medals for his instruments in Milan 1906 and in London 1908.
He built all kind of stringed instruments. Personal models (as the one we offer here) are showing a very high degree of craftsmanship and finish. Albertus Blanchi died in 1941.
This unique and well preserved harp guitar of Albertus Blanchi is a very fine instrument.
It shows a high degree of craftmanship and is decorated in a very beautiful and unique way. Hard to find such a rare guitar with these high quality materials and these unique decorations.
It has a resonance like no other romantic guitar we have had so far. The big body creates a beautiful and dynamic sound. The combination of this beautiful birds eye maple and fine spruce on this guitar is pure magic. Maple gives clarity to the sound while the spruce top delivers the tonal flexibility and the magic only an old masterbuilt romantic guitar can produce.
The guitar has a very fast response and can be surprisingly loud. At the same time it retains a wide range of beautiful timbres in all registers.
The guitar has been lightly and professionally restored and is ready for the next stage. It would be a wonderful instrument for a professional guitar player.