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Thats an interesting one. Yes they all tend to be very lightly built and weigh nothing. Even mine with the 4mm thick top!
Looks like one of those Bulgarian Kremonas but I had not seen one with a fixed bridge, I would guess that is an early one from before the communist era.
...even Kremona weren't above putting a bit of "go-faster" decoration on their guitars....
Yeah that is a definite stage guitar, blingy all the way.
Yep, gotta love those! So, it seems you and I share the same taste in unusual guitars; how good would that go on stage alongside a Miroglio Peacock and a Carmelo Catania 22; photo attached to complete the trio. Can't say what that would sound like, but hey folks, bring yer Ray-Bans
By the way Andy, do you know anything about the current Musikalia guitars? Quite a range available and prices not bad, I know it is owned by one of the Leones but are they still made in Catania, or possibly in China and shipped in?
That guitar makes me think of the National Aragon. It has my vote for "album cover material".
Hi @Chris Martin , I don't know much more than you can see on their (rather old-fashioned / DIY ) web site.
there's a little collection of old articles and reviews here:
a guide to their current instrument range here:
I guess the "star" model is as close as they get to a "gypsy jazz" guitar now:
and they also have a youtube channel here:
has some old pictures of restored Musikalia guitars , etc.
I think everything is still made in Sicily, but I could be wrong. That's about all I know.
There's also this one:
Yeah, came across one of those for sale a year or two back and wondered how they got to use that name. Also, the highest priced guitar in their range so it needs to be good.....but has anyone on here played or even heard one?
Mines not as decorated as you all have, anyone have any thoughts ?
Does the green above the nut on a lot of these have any significance
Also offset fret markers ?
Thank you for this site