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Kremona / Sofia (Cedar) / Classical Guitar

Kremona / Sofia (Cedar) / Classical Guitar

$ 899.00

Artist Series classical guitar, hand crafted in Bulgaria.

The highly-sustainable West-African Sapele gives the Sofia a balanced, vibrant sound, while the Red Cedar top top adds warmth and articulation to Sofia's lyrical timbre.

The partial matte finish lends the guitar a nice rustic look, soft feel, and open tonal response.

Essential Features

Soundboard: Solid Western Cedar
Back & Sides: Solid African Sapele
Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 650mm (25.59")
Nut Width: 52mm (2.05")

Body Type: Classical
Neck: African Mahogany
Features: Truss Rod

Tuners: Gold w/ Amber Buttons
Frets: 19 (12 to body)
Markers: Frets 5, 7, 12

Nut & Saddle: Bone
Bridge: Rosewood
Bindings: Wood
Rosette: Wood
Finish: Gloss top, Matte back & sides

Series: Artist
Origin: Bulgaria
Warranty: 3 Years
List Price: $999
Extras: Hardshell Case

The Instrument's Family

Nestled within the vast Rodopi Mountains of Southern Bulgaria lies the majestic valley of Orpheus, mythological home to the father of songs and the great poet of antiquity.

It is believed that Stradivari and Amati bought much of their wood from the Rodopi Mountains. Part of the secret of Kremona Guitars’ sound lies in the acoustic characteristics of the Spruce and Maple found in these ancient forests.

The history of Kremona Guitars begins early in the 20th Century with a man by the name of Dimitar Georgiev. He began his career as a gunsmith, eventually designing and building machine guns that were mechanical art pieces in their time.

Summoned to fight in World War I, Georgiev decides that his art form produces a horrific tool that hurts men, and turns his back on the craft. While still on the battle fronts of Europe, he begins to find solace in music, playing the mandolin. Constantly forced to repair his war-battered instrument, he develops his skills as a luthier.

Returning home to Bulgaria, he produces his own hand carved instruments: mandolins, violins, and finally guitars. The quality of these prototypes earn him a prestigious apprenticeship in Markneukirchen, Germany.

Finally, in 1924, he opens his shop in Kremona, with the help of his brothers and two German master craftsmen. Always true to the German school of guitar-making, Kremona has over the years worked with select local and imported kiln-dried woods, materials and accessories from the best international suppliers in their efforts to constantly improve the look, feel, and tonal response of their guitars and bowed string instruments.

The rich history of workmanship at the Kremona factory attracts highly skilled and experienced workers. Today the company employs 100 craftsmen and support staff, who proudly deliver a line of quality guitars for student, advanced and master players.

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