RE: Show Us Your Guitar

Absolutely spot on, Rob. That’s a reproduction of an 1840s Johann Anton Stauffer guitar, of the sort that Mauro Giuliani and Franz Schubert played. The design of the Viennese guitars incorporated a free-floating fretboard after Stauffer made the “Legnani model” for ace virtuoso and Paganini concert partner Luigi Legnani, who requested an elevated board like a violin. It’s a killer design: the neck is held on by string tension, and is set into a mechanism that lets the user raise and lower the whole neck in the pocket with a clock winding key. Lets you raise or lower the action in between tunes, if so desired. Arched maple back, peg headstock… pretty darn romantic. And quite loud, too.

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