Favorite Guitar?

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Contreras
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Re: Favorite Guitar?

Post by Contreras » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:52 am

Marco32 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:21 am


Howie, you might interested in knowing that “fecit” is not a model.

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I thought it was what they said when they cut themselves with a chisel or something.
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Re: Favorite Guitar?

Post by Michael.N. » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:55 am

Marco32 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:21 am
Howie wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:41 pm
1832 Panormo, Fecit model. So small and easy to play. Every time I pick it up I play a piece of history.
Howie, you might interested in knowing that “fecit” is not a model. At that time, luthiers didn’t think in terms of “models” which is a later concept. Many luthiers used to write their labels in latin and “fecit” means “built”, like you can see in this label from a Guarnieri’s violin, which translates “built by Giuseppe Guarnieri in Cremona in 1750”.

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The Panormo 'fecit' model is so called because the label included the word fecit - unlike the Panormo 'Spanish style'. It's just a way of differentiating the Panormo fan braced guitar with that of the ladder style. I'm fond of the Panormo Spanish style guitar - tonally somewhere between a Lacote and a full sized Torres model.
BTW. I think they are a bit out on the date of that Guarneri.
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