A new Corazón, just delivered to a player in Washington State. Have a look at what he says about it in the comments.
I am the proud owner of this fine instrument, which I received in early September 2015. Wanted to wait a few months before posting a comment to give me time to live with the instrument. It is the best guitar I’ve ever owned, and I’ve gone through quite a few in my time (been playing since the 1980s). So much fun playing rhythm on it, chords have remarkable note separation. For lead, it has a very robust and loud presence when you dig in, but so sweet and singing when backing off a bit while playing a ballad, or whenever a more delicate attack is appropriate. In between there are so many different sounds you can coax out of this guitar. I feel that I’ve barely scratched the surface. I’m constantly surprised by the variations achieved by a different pick angle, attack, etc. This is a guitar you can play for a lifetime and never grow tired of. On top of all that, it’s drop-dead gorgeous. I’m sure much of this is due to the original Joseph Di Mauro Heart Hole model, a wonderful and unique interpretation of the Selmer / Maccaferri design. Craig has brilliantly brought this neglected builder’s masterpiece back to life, and I’m convinced that as word gets out and more of these are experienced, the Heart Hole / Corazón will take its rightful place among the pantheon of classic guitar designs. Let me finish by saying that Craig is a prince to work with, his prices are more than fair, and his mastery of guitar building and wood working are evident in every square inch of this guitar. I recently read one of his customers describing the Corazón as a work of art and I couldn’t agree more. I was hoping for an instrument that would inspire me to continually push my boundaries and that was exactly what I received.
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