Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Francesca at Retrofret

I just finished a Francesca 12 string which is currently for sale at Brooklyn's Retrofret, one of the finest vintage guitar shops in the country. The guitar has a red spruce top, mahogany back and sides, ebony fingerboard, Brazilian rosewood bridge, Stella repro purfling and a repro tailpiece, which I made. It was built with fresh hot hide glue and has a French polished varnish finish. The scale length is 26 1/2", with strings from .0013" to .0066", it is intended to be tuned down to B or C. It's a great guitar, the closest thing that you will find to an old Stella 12, for 1/4 of the price.

1 comment:

  1. As the proud owner of a Francesca 12 string just like this one I can tell you that Todds guitars are incredible. I recently had the opportunity to play not one but TWO original Stella auditorium size 12 strings side by side and can say confidently that my Francesca is every bit as good as the two old ones I sampled. Todd's comments are absolutley right, a Fraulini 12 string is the closest thing you will find to an old Stella at a fraction of the price. Keep up the good work Todd!!