Allessandro Marseglia Guitars
Marseglia guitars are precisely constructed with a beautiful finish. They provide a full, powerful sound that eminates from the nine-strut bracing under the soundboard.
I met Allesandro Marseglia in Germany in 2003, he is a humble and unassuming man that has created phenomenal instrument. Living in Naples, Marseglia has carved out a strong name for himself in Europe with players such as Aniello Desiderio and Costas Cotsiolis performing on his instruments, Matthew Grief from the LA Guitar Quartet is now using one also. Upon my first playing of the guitar I was immediately struck by the powerful sound coupled with a traditional fan-strut tone that provided a rare balance between projection and sound quality. Once again when I tried his guitars in 2005 I was impressed enough to place an order.
His guitars are constructed beautifully with craftsmanship of the highest level. The fine construction translates into a very playable instrument that feels facile and agile to play. Perhaps the most striking visual aspect of the Marseglia is the raised fingerboard which is commonly known as the “millennium” design by the late Thomas Humphrey. The raised fingerboard in created by a tapered body that thins towards the neck joint with the result of greater accessibility to the upper frets. The playability of the instrument isn’t affected at all because the strings and neck are all in the same alignment as a standard construction; however, there is a much larger clearance from the strings to the face of the guitar which will save a lot of scratches appearing.