650 mm Scale 52 mm Nut. Fine to Medium grain Spruce Soundboard and Very High Grade Indian Rosewood back and sides. The pieces attaching the sides to the top and back are cut kerfing style bands. 7 Finely sanded Fan Braces. French Polish.
The original owner this guitar was a student of Alirio Diaz, who loaned this guitar to Alirio Diaz for use at one of his concerts in 1973 at the Polytechnic University of Turin, or in Italian: Regio Politecnico di Torino.
Leone Sanavia was born in 1907. He lived first in Grenoble, then in Paris, where he learned the art of working fine wood as a restorer of fine furniture. Shortly before the Second World War he moved to Milan, and from there he returned to Liettoli to devote himself to his great passion: the construction of musical instruments, especially guitars. He had absolute ear for music, he was able even to tune a piano by ear! He produced guitars for artists such as Alirio Diaz, Bruno Battisti D’Amario, Mario Quattrocchi, Angelo Amato; he received public praise from the master Segovia. Artists such as Fausto Cigliano, Domenico Modugno, Mino Reitano and Claudio De Angelis also relied on his talent, just to name a few. The municipality of Liettoli had titled the main square after his name some years ago.