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This was my uncle's guitar in the 60s, then my dad's classical up until the 2000s when he gave it to me after purchasing a serious classical for himself. Its got a cedar top, rosewood sides, back, neck and finger board. Typical classical guitar trestle bracing. Super wide classical guitar nut/string spread with a comfortable oval profile that really makes proper classical left hand position a snap to master. Lacquered all over or maybe shellac and French polish, not sure. Made in Finland, of all places.
Mine has a crack in the top that was inexpertly repaired by my father in the 80s. He liked to sit me on this guitar as a baby and the cedar got sick of supporting my weight. I began my musical journey as a toddler futzing around with this guitar while my dad explained the basics to me. Then I learned my 1st chords on it around the time I was picking up the viola and violin in school and learning to read. I learned my guitar scales/modes and lots of chord theory on this guitar in Jr High after giving up bowed instruments (I stink at bowing) and had to join the junior high jazz band in order to get my dad to front me the money for my 1st strat. The man was right about the jazz band. 6+ years of big band experience was incredibly helpful.
This guitar has a nice round sound and medium projection. I prefer her strung with Savarez High Tensions...
I still play this guitar a lot (especially for my son before bed) and I am gad to be the 3rd Marchione to cherish her. One day I will hand this heirloom off to my boy to begin his own musical journey. Wow, I'm getting misty eyed just thinking about it.
Anyway, if you ever see one of these its an amazing student guitar that is both challenging and inspiring to play. The nylons keep it easy for newbies, but the huge neck and nut also are a challenge and will help beginners develop flexibility, dexterity, and a variety of proper left hand positions for various styles. And good left hand position for a given style is the basis of good touch as your student advances to an intermediate level. There is nothing that struggling with this model of guitar will teach you that won't translate to electric. If you know better than Segovia, speak up now so I can set you straight.