Most musicians have come across Paganini’s Caprice No. 24, some even know it as the theme for The South Bank Show from some years ago.
We came across this played on a classical guitar and thought you might enjoy it.
To achieve these rich deep tones together with good treble you’ll need a classical guitar with rosewood back and sides such as our RSC (using Madagascan rosewood seasoned for over 50 years) which gives exceptional tonality; as you would expect from a master craftsman of his calibre, our Rosa Negra (using Madagascan rosewood seasoned, by comparison, for a mere 20 years), or our Southpaw Central Lugnas Cremona (using Indian rosewood seasoned for over a decade).
A cheaper option giving similar tones can be found with our Fandango (which uses curly burbinga) or Rondo (which uses walnut) but they won’t give quite the same tonality as rosewood.
Speaking of our fabulous Connoisseur Collection guitars made by Ricardo Sanchis Carpio the other day reminded us of the fabulous heritage the luthiers at HSL has with Ricardo’s grandfather making guitars for the legendary Augustin Barrios Mangore.