Altamira Sorr III (Lacote)
$2,499 special order
Our Sor model is an intimate 19th century guitar honouring the great René François Lacôte (1785–1855). Lacote was a Romantic guitar luthier from Paris, France and his guitars were played by guitarists such as Fernando Sor, Ferdinando Carulli, Dionisio Aguado, Napoléon Coste, and Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti. Musicologist René Vannes referred to Lacôte as the "Stradivarius of the guitar" in his book Universal Dictionary of Luthiers. The great Fernando Sor, who this model is named after, mentioned in his book Méthode pour la Guitare that "M. Lacote, a French maker, the only person who, besides his talents, has proved to me that he possesses the quality of not being inflexible to reasoning".
Our Sor model is perfect for musicians playing 19th century music by Fernando Sor or Mauro Giuliani and inspired by the subtle and nuanced tone of period instruments.
Solid Spruce top
Lacquered Mahogany Neck
Laminated Flamed Maple Back and Sides
Hand French-polished Finish
650 mm Scale Length