The Sofia S-63-CW features a radiused fingerboard and a thin 48mm (1.8-inch) nut width for a steel-string feel, while retaining the sound of Kremona’s 96 years of handcrafted nylon-string guitar excellence.
The smooth-playing 630mm (24.8-inch) scale and Venetian cutaway makes for easy access to upper frets and a comfortable balance onstage.
The warm-sounding solid Red Cedar top is complemented by the focused tones of Sapele for the back and sides. Equipped with a Fishman preamp and digital tuner, Sofia S-63-CW is ready to add its unique sound to any gig or recording.
Essential FeaturesSoundboard: Solid Red Cedar
Back & Sides: African Sapele
Neck: African Mahogany
Scale Length: 630mm (24.8")
Nut Width: 48mm (1.89")
Body Type: Cutaway Classical
Features: 500mm Radius Fingerboard
Electronics: Fishman Presys Blend
Tuners: Gold machines, Amber buttons
Markers: Frets 5, 7, 12
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Finish: Natural Gloss Top
Warranty: 3 Years
List Price: $999
Extras: Hardshell Case
The Instrument's Family
Nestled within the vast Rodopi Mountains of Southern Bulgaria lies the majestic valley of Orpheus, mythological home to the father of songs and the great poet of antiquity.
It is believed that Stradivari and Amati bought much of their wood from the Rodopi Mountains. Part of the secret of Kremona Guitars’ sound lies in the acoustic characteristics of the Spruce and Maple found in these ancient forests.
The history of Kremona Guitars begins early in the 20th Century with a man by the name of Dimitar Georgiev. He began his career as a gunsmith, eventually designing and building machine guns that were mechanical art pieces in their time.
Summoned to fight in World War I, Georgiev decides that his art form produces a horrific tool that hurts men, and turns his back on the craft. While still on the battle fronts of Europe, he begins to find solace in music, playing the mandolin. Constantly forced to repair his war-battered instrument, he develops his skills as a luthier.
Returning home to Bulgaria, he produces his own hand carved instruments: mandolins, violins, and finally guitars. The quality of these prototypes earn him a prestigious apprenticeship in Markneukirchen, Germany.
Finally, in 1924, he opens his shop in Kremona, with the help of his brothers and two German master craftsmen. Always true to the German school of guitar-making, Kremona has over the years worked with select local and imported kiln-dried woods, materials and accessories from the best international suppliers in their efforts to constantly improve the look, feel, and tonal response of their guitars and bowed string instruments.
The rich history of workmanship at the Kremona factory attracts highly skilled and experienced workers. Today the company employs 100 craftsmen and support staff, who proudly deliver a line of quality guitars for student, advanced and master players.