NEW Claudio Meneghelli “Homenaje a Jose Luis Romanillos”
Top: Spruce/Fan Braced
Back and sides: Rosewood
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Cost aside, Claudio is one of only two luthiers in the world formally endorsed by Jose and Liam Romanillos, and the only luthier in the world authorized to create this Romanillos ‘copy’ Claudio calls ‘Homenaje a Jose Luis Romanillos’, his tribute to everything he learned from Jose and Liam and it is an absolute joy to play, hear, and view.
The tone, not surprisingly, is very strongly evocative of a Romanillos, Claudio having learned much from Jose and Liam to add to his already significant luthier knowledge. A lovely pure sweet spruce voice that any Romanillos owner will recognize as a kindred spirit.
Visually the quality of the craftsmanship also strongly evocative of a Romanillos, as Claudio intended, even down the the iconic Rosette, in my opinion perhaps the most beautiful rosette in the world.
If you have always longed for a Romanillos, but the prices just felt out of reach, this is your answer, a lovely heartfelt and wonderful guitar that is as close as you can get in my opinion.