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Used Classical Guitars


Aria: AC50A

(Item ID: AC50A    Serial#: 990778)

Aria Musical Instruments AC50A c.1999 Requinto Cutaway with Kremona NG-1 Piezo Pickup

A requinto or alto guitar is usually tuned a 5th (quinto) higher than a standard (prime) guitar. Its open tuning notes sound the same as a standard guitar played on the 7th fret position: B,E,A,D,F#,B. However, this guitar will also perform well tuned at either G (Terz) - a minor 3rd higher than prime, or at A - a 4th higher than prime. We currently have it tuned at A.

This guitar is in superb condition, and, as such, it looks and plays like new. But, what makes this guitar especially interesting and attractive is that its higher pitched tuning not only imbues its voice with surprising power, but also with a scintillating sound that is simply mesmerizing to experience.

Features:

• Top - Solid Spruce
• Back and Sides - Sapele
• Neck - Mahogany
• Fingerboard - Rosewood
• Scale Length - 530mm
• Hardware - Gold
• Made in Spain
• Electronics - Kremona NG-1 Piezo Pickup

From the Kremona website:

"Encased in lightweight tone wood, NG-1 ensures the natural sound of your guitar without modification. NG-1 installs safely and securely on top of the tie bar utilizing the tension of the strings to hold it in place. NG-1 comes complete with an 8' detachable, easily replaceable cable. When not in use, NG-1 may be left in place with no detriment to the instrument’s acoustic sound."

We recommended this pickup to the former owner of this guitar, and installed it for him. We think you will be delighted with its performance. For some background information and an installation demo of this surprisingly good sounding pickup, see: www.youtube.com .

This guitar includes a gig bag. (used)

Our Price: $895.00

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