Friday, 6 December 2013

Rare Augustino LoPrinzi Custom Nova guitar with Thurman multi-dimensional sound ports
Here's an intriguing classical guitar design that recently turned up for sale on Craigslist with an asking price of $1650. It's an Augustino LoPrinzi Custom Nova, a model that I had written about fleetingly in the very early days of this blog, but which I can no longer find mentioned on the Augusto LoPrinzi website. (Maybe the website is out of date, or perhaps this guitar is a discontinued model).

Most strikingly the guitar features "Thurman multi-dimnensional sound ports" which allegedly are extremely beneficial to the sound of the guitar and also function as cutaways allowing easier access to the top of the neck. Indeed, from the front, the guitar has a double cutaway appearance, but it actually has a full non-cutaway (in the traditional sense) body. The same soundports were also used on Clearport guitars, but their website is no longer available, so I assume the same applies to their guitars.

G L Wilson

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  1. "Classical" guitar?

  2. Judging by the bridge-pins and the pics of the tuning pegs, this looks to be a steel string and not a classical guitar.

    1. I could have sworn they were nylon strings when I last looked at the large pictures. Then also, the pickguard would be out of place on a classical.

      I think I was half asleep when I wrote this.

  3. Roger Thurman owns a repair shop in my hometown...nice guy and lovely sounding guitars!

  4. Anonymous6:33 pm

    I have a Nova Futura Classical if you would like some pics.

  5. Anonymous6:34 pm

    I have a classical model Nova Futura if you would like some pictures (or to buy). :)



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