Today we look at the Augustino LoPrinzi guitar. This is an Augustino LoPrinzi AR-38. It’s spruce topped with rosewood back and sides. They are all solid woods. The guitar has a thin almost electric guitar feeling neck. It is a joy to play. This is a hand made guitar. It was built in Clearwater, Florida. It is an early Florida guitar since it has the old style headstock (non-original tuner keys) and label (signed by “Augie”).
The sound is rich with overtones. Fingerpicked, it has the mellow sound that you would expect from a rosewood guitar. Each note is rich in nuance. Flatpicking single notes delivers the same rich goodness. The guitar projects very well into a room. If there is a downside, it would be that when strumming vigorously the overtones can overpower the sound. I adjust my playing accordingly, letting each note sing it’s song. The chocolaty goodness and playability of this guitar makes it very hard to put down. This is a winner , no doubt.
The chocolaty goodness and playability of this guitar makes it very hard to put down. This is a winner , no doubt.