Special sizes

... La guitare bariton de Daniel Zucali est un des plus incroyables instruments que j'ai jamais joués ...

Bob Bonastre

Translation of quote:

"... The baritone guitar of Daniel Zucali is one of the most incredible instruments I have ever played ..."

Various sizes of guitars have been established as "standard". However, there are countless ways to adapt an instrument to the guitarist´s desires. Wonderful guitars can even arise when they're built with a smaller scale ...

Larger ensembles sometimes use octave or bass octave guitars. Yet baritone (quint-bass) or terz guitars are virtually unknown, even though they sound wonderful in an ensemble or played solo. Giuliani even wrote a Concerto in F-major for terz guitar.

Elia 28/11

Model
Elia
Soundboard
Cedar
Back
Indian Rosewood
Shape
Elia small
Lacquer
Matte wax
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2011
Scale
630mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Aline 42/14

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Cedar lattice
Back
Palo Escrito
Shape
Elia small
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2014
Scale
630mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Aline 43/15

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Cedar lattice
Back
Ziricote
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2015
Scale
640mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Santiago Terz

Model
Santino prototype
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Bubinga
Lacquer
matte
Tuners
Schaller
year of construction
2005
Scale
540mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
50mm / 60mm
Tuning
G c f b d’ g’

…The "Santiago" accompanied my wife and me in early 2005 on our 1600 km pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela …

Santino Terz 23/11

Model
Santino
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Cherry
Lacquer
Matte
Tuners
Rubner
year of construction
2011
Scale
Rubner
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
50mm / 60mm
Tuning
G c f b d’ g’

This instrument was equipped with “FABS” (free adjustable bridge system). Adjustment of the intonation is more precise with “FABS”.

Santino Quintbass 25/11

Model
Santino
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Cherry
Lacquer
Matte
Tuners
Rubner
year of construction
2011
Scale
720mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm
Tuning
A’ D G c e a

Terz LIGITA 2015

Model
Santino
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Plum
Tuners
Scheller
year of construction
2015
Scale
fanned frets 550mm - 570mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
50mm / 60mm
Tuning
G c f b d’ g’

I donated this terz guitar as first prize for the 2015 Liechtenstein guitar competition. The winner was Jinsae Kim.

Santino 7-string Aigner 2013

Model
Santino
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Santos rosewood
Lacquer
matte wax
Tuners
Scheller
year of construction
2013
Scale
fanned frets 630mm - 670mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
60,6mm / 72mm
Number of strings
7
Tuning
e´ h g d A E H,

Matthias Claudius Aigner is an excellent sculptor and painter from Linz. Because I always like trying out new paths I asked him if he would embellish one of my guitars with Aigner-“ART”. So I built something special and let Matthias surprise me. For inspiration he had asked for various pieces of guitar music to get him into the right mood…The result speaks for itself.

With a deep H1 as a 7th string, it is possible to combine a "normal guitar" with a baritone guitar.

Santino 9-saitig 29/11

Model
Santino
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Tiger maple
Lacquer
matt finish
Tuners
Scheller
year of construction
2011
Scale
fanned frets 635mm / 660mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
73,3mm / 88,5mm
Number of strings
9
Tuning
a´ e´ h g d A E H, G,

One way of transcribing baroque literature for lute easier and more authentic is to add a high a’ string …

Santino 10-String 48/16

Model
Santino
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Tiger maple (one-piece back)
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2016
Scale
fanned frets 630mm / 660mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
83,6mm / 100,6mm
Number of strings
10
Tuning
e´ h g d A E D C G H

With 10 strings there are several ways to increase the range. Usually, a 10-String guitar is equipped with four extra bass strings  to be tuned down in semitones. However, I have  also had a client who wanted to have them tuned in thirds ...
7. string C, 8 string A, 9 string F, 10 string D.
World famous guitarist Narciso Yepes has also opted for  a low C on the 7th string. But he has tuned the 8th string again slightly higher to an A sharp, the 9th string  to a G sharp and the 10th string on a F sharp.

Barocco 14-saitig 2009

Model
Barocco
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Tiger maple
Lacquer
High gloss / Soundboard shellac
Tuners
High gloss / Soundboard shellac
year of construction
2009
Scale
1.-7. 586mm
8.-14. 657mm - 930mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
117mm / 135mm
Number of strings
14
Tuning
f1-d1–a–f–d–A or
e1–h–g–d–A–E
diatonic tuned bass strings

The 14-string Barocco is the ideal guitar for playing baroque lute literature. Its clear, sharp tone and rich overtone combine all requirements to play baroque music on a modern instrument. This guitar is truly a unique piece. Upon customer request inlays of mother of pearl and gold were incorporated into the fretboard. These remind us with their ornamental and geometric shapes of the sumptuous baroque style.

Barocco silent 14-saitig 2008

Model
Barocco silent
Back
Nut
Lacquer
matt finish
year of construction
2008
Scale
1.-7. 586mm
8.-14. 657mm - 930mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
117mm / 135mm
Number of strings
14
Tuning
f1-d1–a–f–d–A or
e1–h–g–d–A–E
diatonic tuned bass strings

The 14-string Barocco Silent is the ideal instrument for travelling, and for playing baroque lute literature. Her easily removable frame components allow the instrument to be easily stored and carried. This guitar is a true single and unique piece. At the customer´s request, inlays of mother of pearl and gold were incorporated into the fretboard. With their ornamental geometric shapes these remind us of the sumptuous baroque style.

Terz Klassik 10/10

Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Tiger maple
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2010
Scale
580mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
50mm / 60mm
Tuning
G c f b d’ g’

Terz Klassik 21/11

Model
Terz klassik
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Els berry
year of construction
2011
Scale
560mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
50mm / 60mm