Previously owned by Marcin Dylla
This model was the first-prize winner of the Joaquin Rodrigo competition in October of 2000 and is among Contreras' finest instruments. This particular guitar is his "premium series" version of the instrument, which indicates top selection of materials and workmanship.
The materials used are exquisite, featuring his best well-aged Brazilian rosewood and very dark, elegant Spruce for the soundboard. Workmanship is to the highest standards - this can be instantly detected even with a quick glance at the detailing, particularly in the purfling and rosette.
In the innovative Contreras spirit, this model is uniquely constructed with an inner-sounding back support, which allows the back to resonate freely - eliminating much of the normal dampening caused from contact with the players` body. The sound is penetrating and has exceptional sustain. It has huge projection and can fill any sized concert hall. A true "concert-grand" of an instrument.
Artists Who Play Contreras Guitars:
Celedonio and Celin Romero
Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey
Model: 10th Anniversary, Premium
Sounding Back Support Feature inside the sound box
Type: Classical, Concert
Back/Sides Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
Top Wood: Spruce
Neck Wood: Spruce
Headplate: Bookmatched Brazilian Rosewood with birdsfoot center strip
Headstock Inlay: none
Headstock Bindings: none
Fingerboard Bindings: none
Fret Markers: none
Frets to body: 12
Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood
Pickguard: small golpeador piece under the rosette
Body Bindings: Rosewood
Top Trim: Perfling to match the Rossette
Rosette: Custom 10th Anniversary Mosaic
Tuners: Fustero Gold etched with Pearl buttons
Body Length: 19 3/4 in
Upper Bout: 11.5 in.
Lower Bout: 15 in.
Body Depth @ Heel: 3 7/8 in.
Body Depth @ Tail: 4 1/4 in.
Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm
Strings Spacing: 56 mm
You can also hear this instrument in the following videos played by Marcin Dylla at the following links:
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