CR Guitars - hand selected

Serracini Grand Auditorium Model

Serracini Grand Auditorium Model

Price: $7,500

inquire - info@crguitars.com

call us -

What we currently have in the shop is a Serracini Grand Auditorium Fan Fret model. Davide uses a very slight fan fret design, one that is hardly noticeable when you play but really adds to the the sonic quality. The bass strings are rich and sonorous while the treble strings ring clean and clear: exceedingly well balanced. Think of it as a fan fret for people who've never thought they'd like a fan fret.

  • Serracini-grandauditorium-01
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-02
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-03
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-04
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-05
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-06
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-07
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-08
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-09
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-10
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-11
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-12
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-13
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-14
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-15
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-16
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-17
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-18
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-19
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-20
  • Serracini-grandauditorium-21
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 fewer 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 word 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 in my humble opinion have "it" - the skills and talent to delight the player with discerning taste.

This is one of them.

Italian builder Davide Serracini has some serious chops. There's just no question about it. Check out his website ([url=https://www.serracini.it]https://www.serracini.it[/url]) and you'll see what I mean. His multi neck guitar built for the wonderful player Luca Stricagnoli is a serious instrument. Certainly a guitar that I'd like to attempt to work my way through — reminds me of the time I spent playing Linda Manzer’s Pikasso made famous by Pat Metheny.

What we currently have in the shop is a Serracini Grand Auditorium Fan Fret model. Davide uses a very slight fan fret design, one that is hardly noticeable when you play but really adds to the the sonic quality. The bass strings are rich and sonorous while the treble strings ring clean and clear: exceedingly well balanced. Think of it as a fan fret for people who've never thought they'd like a fan fret.

While the workmanship is spectacular and impeccable, every ounce of this instrument is musically driven. I believe this one of those guitars that lives up to my ultimate goal - it brings me joy.  And I think it will bring you joy, too.

This is one righteously built fingerstyle acoustic crafted by a luthier who is both truly passionate about his work and dedicated to satisfying the most perceptive and discerning professional players.

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 DAVIDE SERRACINI GUITARS
Davide Serracini was born in 1978 in Rome, Italy. He graduated from the Civica Scuola di Liuteria di Milano, having learned the construction of plucked musical instruments from the masters Lorenzo Lippi, Tiziano Rizzi and Aldo lllotta and the methods used in the study and reconstruction of ancient and modern instruments. His classical guitars take inspiration from instruments built by Antonio De Torres, Renè Lacote, Johann Georg Stauffer and Hermann Hauser, and yet build on that inspiration in the realms of technology, functionality, simplicity and elegance. Every instrument produced by Serracini is unique. He prefers to create new instruments time after time, allowing inspiration to guide his hands, choosing different decorations and shapes.

Serracini's steel string guitars are aimed at creating instruments ready for high volume while ergonomic and comfortable. The fanned fret fingerboard is very frequently employed in his guitars because it enhances comfort and easy playing. Serracini doesn't tend to utilize an extreme fan, (644mm to 660mm for standard model, 690mm to 710mm for baritone guitar). Furthermore, great attention is given to a balanced sound on all frequencies, a sound that is round, warm and deep, yet brilliant on high frequencies. All guitars are made with the "Spanish" method, where the neck is one with the body and very stable over time. Serracini's neck are reinforced not only by a double action truss rod but also by two converging carbon fiber bars.


Body sizeGrand Auditorium
Top woodItalian red spruce
Back/sidesEast Indian rosewood
Scale length660 mm (6th string) 644 mm (1st string)
Neck woodmahogany
Fingerboardebony
Frets to body14
Nut width46 mm
Bridgeebony
Bridge string spacing58 mm
Rosetteabalone, coloured wood
Bindingebony
Headplaterosewood
Headstock bindingsebony, abalone
Top trimwood and abalone lines
Back stripebony, coloured wood
TunersGotoh 510
Body length500 mm
Upper bout291mm
Lower bout402 mm
Body depth at neck heel93 mm
Body depth at tail block115 mm
all site content copyright © 2011-2019 CR Guitars LLC // site design and creation - COLOR:GRAY

View the CR Guitars Terms of Use and Privacy Notice
join mailing listmailing list icon
follow us on:
  • CR Guitars on Facebook
  • CR Guitars on YouTube
  • CR Guitars on Instagram
Renee Snyder's CDRenee Snyder CD icon

Item information request