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Mirko Borghino Bluesy Walnut Model

Mirko Borghino Bluesy Walnut Model

Price: $8,700

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hardshell case included

Not only is the build impeccable, from the choice of woods to the masterful construction, but the tone is absolutely stellar. Though it is a bit smaller than an OM the rich sonorous sound that it produces feels likes it's coming from a larger guitar. The tone is big and bold and clear, never boomy, and in my opinion superbly balanced. This is certainly a guitar to use in any playing situation. It's very touch sensitive yet dynamic and handles fingerstyle playing gracefully and yet can certainly can take a good beating if you want to dig in with a pick.

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CRAIG'S POV

I always have my ear to the ground for any guitar buzz concerning talented builders who might not be currently on my radar. Sometimes I discover fine talent at guitar shows. Other times it might be from established luthiers, players, or clients.

Being as picky as I am, it can be a bit frustrating for me because while there is some extraordinary wood working and inlay talent out there in the luthier world, there are relatively few builders who can put it all together in a complete thought. A guitar that is exquisitely built, sonically inspiring and a joy to play - and for me the key world is joy. A guitar that lights you up, inspires some tunes; a guitar that you can’t wait to get home to; a guitar that just makes your day a little better. I'd like to share with you some of the builders I've recently discovered who have "it" - the skills and talent to delight the player with discerning taste.

Mirko Borhino is one of them - and let me add, he also makes guitars for John McLaughlin. Yes, that John McLaughlin.

Yes, Italian builder Mirko Borghino was chosen by John McLaughlin to reimagine his Shakti guitar, a guitar built decades ago by the famed builder Abe Wechter. Big shoes to fill I'm sure, but from what I have discovered Borghino is more than able to live up to the task.

I currently have Mirko's Bluesy Walnut model in the shop and all I can say is that I am totally blown away by this guitar. Not only is the build impeccable, from the choice of woods to the masterful construction, but the tone is absolutely stellar. Though it is a bit smaller than an OM the rich sonorous sound that it produces feels likes it's coming from a larger guitar. The tone is big and bold and clear, never boomy, and in my opinion superbly balanced. This is certainly a guitar that I would use in any playing situation. It's very touch sensitive yet dynamic and handles fingerstyle playing gracefully and yet can certainly can take a good beating if you want to dig in with a pick.

Bottom line, this is a truly wonderful guitar in every way. It's beautifully made, superior sounding with the playability that any professional player would love. The future certainly looks bright for this exceptional luthier; just ask John McLaughlin.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT MIRKO BORGHINO GUITARS
Mirko Borghino graduated with honors in 2000 from Civica Scuola di Liuteria in Milan. For his final dissertation, Mirko worked on the restoration of a Gibson L-5 belonging to Franco Cerri, for whom in 2015, he created a Gibson Signature. Mirko splits his time between teaching lutherie and hand-crafting custom instruments in his studio in Desenzano del Garda (Italy). "I believe that a high quality instrument must be designed and assembled just like a tailor made suit. Instruments must be customised not only to help musicians express themselves at their best but also to perfectly reflect them from an acoustic and aesthetic point of view. My wish is that the instruments I make are not only a means to turn ideas into music; I want them to be a source of inspiration for music itself" says Mirko.

Whether talking about acoustic, classic, electric or archtop guitars, the important thing to Mirko is that they blend his exquisite Italian style with the dreams of ambitious musicians and refined collectors. "I've never wanted to set limits on my creativity by identifying myself with a category or a model. I've always tried to create instruments that convey emotions and move me" says Mirko. John McLaughlin, Franco Cerri, Francesco Buzzurro, Maurizio Brunod and Simone Guiducci are just some of the guitar players who chose Mirko's hand-crafted custom instruments.

Neck3 pieces, mahogany / Italian walnut / mahogany
FingerboardAfrican ebony
TopItalian spruce (Val Di Fiemme)
Back and sidesItalian walnut
Headplate and bridgeAfrican ebony
Bindingsvulcanized fiber
Purflings/logo/inlaysGerman silver
Nut45 mm
Frets20 (#141 StewMac)
TunersAlessi A25
Lower bout width39.2 cm
Fingerboard radius16"
Scale length25.3"
Nut and saddlebone
Neck jointdovetail
Guitar finishpoly-acrilic
CaseGator ABS hardshell
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