NICHOLAS P. IOANNOU – Spruce & Indian – 1992



1992, New York.  Solid spruce soundboard, 7 fan, Indian rosewood back and sides, 653 mm scale, 52 mm nut width, ebony neck reinforcement, french polished finish, Schaller tuners.  Nicholas Ioannou, a Greek/American luthier, built guitars in New York city at a time when Velasquez, Papazian, Del Pilar and others were active there.  Lovely tone that yields a solid fundamental, even balance, and good sustain.  Not the current powerhouse that will rattle the windows, but excellent for moderate sized rooms.  Used by a guitar major, and then sat in the case for many years.  Looking forward to hearing the spruce soundboard wake up with regular use.  Structurally sound, no cracks that I can find.  Signs of use, some finish checking and wear on the back, but nothing serious.


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