Post by FloridaGull on Jun 20, 2016 18:42:57 GMT -5
This is my Giannini Craviola - made in Brazil! Solid spruce top, laminate Pao Ferro/Morado back and sides. Built in 2009 (I think). The current crop of Craviolas are made in China, except for the all-solid-wood ones, which are still made in Brazil - at a very hefty price - close to $2K!
I think it is very cool - - and it is very comfortable to play, and the tone is lovely...
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FloridaGull,Hi Looks good, never heard one, will have a look on YouTube. It makes me wonder if one day in the distant future people might be saying the same comments about the Acoustic Guitar, not a nice thought.
I'd love to get a chance to hear and play a Craviola one day -- I have to admit I admire the way they look.
They are, actually, pretty cool!
You might see one in a store...
The "lower end" Craviolas are now made in China (as mentioned above) - and, they are solid spruce over laminate sapele, flame maple, or rosewood now, the Pao Ferro/Morado being an indiginous Brazilian hardwood.
Just checked out the craviolas on YouTube, I like the shape,sound really good,they come in various types, six string steel or nylon, twelve string, electric similar to a standard electric guitar. Shall have to keep me eye out for one.
Post by FloridaGull on Jun 21, 2016 10:32:34 GMT -5
It is somewhat unfortunate, but IMHO the Chinese-made, "lower end" Craviolas (solid top, laminate back and sides) probably have better QA/QC than the Brazilian-made ones from the past. I am lucky to have gotten a "good" one, but the quality control at the Brazilian factory - particularly in the "lower-end" models - seems to have been kind of spotty over the years...at least according to reviews on the web...