Allesandro Lybeert Romantic Guitar ~1880 – very high quality built and exceptionally good sounding master guitar!
Allesandro Lybeert was from Florence and was an instrument maker for mandolins, guitars and violins.
Florence was a stronghold for mandolin and guitar making during Lybeert’s lifetime and Lybeert was a recognised master in this city. He came from a family of instrument makers.
Some of his instruments are exhibited in instrument museums as they are exceptional pieces of the period.
His instruments are treasured because they are built to a very high standard of craftsmanship.
This romantic guitar from around ~1880 is a fine example of Lybeert’s craftsmanship.
The guitar has a fine spruce top and walnut back and sides. The woods are of first class quality.
The scale length of the guitar is 630 mm and the nut width is 44 mm.
The sound of the guitar is an absolute pleasure … there are guitars like this with which you immediately feel an inner connection and which you quickly take to your heart. That is exactly the case with this guitar.
The sound is very touching and this guitar awakens deep emotions. The basses are round and precise, with a very special and enchanting quality. The singing and crystalline trebles offer a fantastic range of timbres.
The sound of the guitar is fine and delicate, yet one is amazed at how loud it can get and the volume it unfolds. Definitely a romantic guitar on a very high level.
The guitar was professionally restored not too long ago. It is in very good and excellent playable condition, with a low action and a straight neck.