Rodolfo Cucculelli, luthier
Custom Requinto guitar, Italian Spruce top, hand-made rosette, wenge bridge, graphyte saddle.
Custom Requinto guitar, Morgan Astruc.
Specially made for the French guitar player Mr. Morgan Astruc.
Plantilla, Template: Rodolfo Cucculelli.
Scale length: 58 cm.
Total requinto length: 88,2 cm.
Soundboard: Italian Alpine Spruce (Picea excelsa).
Bridge: African Wenge (Millettia Laurentii). 15 cm. long, 8 mm. height.
Saddle: Graphyte, compensated to get correct tuning. Strings distance 1st to 6th: 58 mm..
Back and sides: Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens).
Soundbox measures: Soundboard length: 49,4 cm.
Upper bout: 24,3 cm.
Waist: 19,7 cm.
Lower bout: 32,1 cm.
Sound box depth: 98 mm. / 106 mm.
Soundhole diameter: 103 mm.
Rosette: Mother of pearl and bone pieces glued in a black ebony mastic.
Purfling: Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia).
Cut-away: Venetian cut-away.
Neck: Laminated with Samba and , with truss rod adjustable from the soundhole, to maintain the proper relief and get control of the action of the strings.
Neck thickness (included fingerboard): at nut: 17,5 mm., at 11th fret: 18 mm.
Neck wide: at nut: 51 mm., at 12th fret: 62 mm
Headstock: Laminated with Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa).
Tuners: Schaller, Hauser model.
Fretboard: Ebony (Diospyros Ebenum).
Wide of the fingerboard at nut: 51 mm., at 12th fret: 62 mm.
Nut: Bone. 1st to 8th string spacing at nut: 41 mm.
Frets: 21, nickel, tall, hard.
Varnish, polish: Shellac “a Muñeca” (French Polish)
Tuning of requinto guitar: A D G C E A
Amplified with a piezo transductor under the bridge saddle.
Requinto sound .mp3:
Morgan Astruc_Requinto guitar solo_Gangui.mp3
Requinto making, photo galllery:
Rodolfo Cucculelli, guitar maker.