Francisco Pau classical guitar ~1880

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Master guitar by the Valencia guitar maker Francisco Pau (1830-1890) – aesthetically and tonally an outstanding masterpiece.

Francisco Pau came from a family of guitar makers. He took over his father’s workshop and initially learned from him. He also refined his craftsmanship with A. Hernandez Carbonell, an outstanding guitar maker.
Francisco Pau’s guitars are not only visually appealing (as is the case with many guitars from Valencia). They also belong to the top of the guitar making art of that time in terms of sound and are counted among the best master guitars of that time.

This guitar can be dated to around 1880. With a five-string fan bracing and a very finely crafted spruce top, it represents an absolute masterpiece of the time. It is built very similarly to the guitars of Torres, who was still alive at the time.
The materials are of high quality, the workmanship is excellent and the decorations are magnificent.
A beautiful spruce top was used for this guitar, the back and sides are made of high-quality rosewood, which was hard to come by at the time. The ebony fingerboard is also a sign of the high quality of the instrument.

The appearance of the guitar is an absolute delight. The fine inlay work is unique and one can only imagine how many hours of master craftsmanship went into the construction of this wonderful instrument.
The scale length is 637 mm and the nut width is 50 mm.

With its large body and finely crafted top construction, this guitar is a true revelation in terms of sound.
The sound is robust and lively, with plenty of charm and personality. In addition, the guitar unfolds great depth in every note across the register with great bass and lyrical highs.
The guitar is incredibly assertive and can definetely compete in the big concert hall.
But it is also very lively and has a “friendly” tone with great charm and personality. A truly outstanding master guitar.
Such a guitar in this condition with this sound quality is hard to come by, so we are proud to present this very rare and collectible instrument.

With this guitar you get the perfect opportunity to authentically revive the great master compositions of the time.
The guitar is in restored and well playable condition!


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