Classical guitar Gamaliel Yacopi 1944

This classical  was made by the master luthier Gamaliel Yacopi in 1944. Gamaliel Yacopi (1878-1951) was born in Italy, but worked in Barcelona since the early twentieth century. He was the founder of the Yacopi dinasty. He was close to many Catalan guitarists of that time, even befriending some of them. He even made a beautiful vihuela for the renowned maestro of classical guitar, Emilio Pujol. In 1949 he moved to Argentina with his son José Yacopi, who was a prestigious luthier, as well. In guitar making history, he is famous for his bracing reinforcement system. His guitars follow Barcelona traditional school, sharing several traits, such as appearance and sound, with Francisco Simplicio´s guitars.

The woods of this classical guitar are of the top existing quality. The top is made of german spruce, with an outlined grain, straight and smooth, that endorse its exceptional quality. The back and sides are made of curly mahogany, with a beautiful tones.
The overall finish and the carving on the head are extremely elaborate, down to the smallest detail, this is a hallmark of this guitar maker since its inception.

The sound of this guitar is unique. The basses are unbelievably strong and deep, the trebles are sweet and clear, with an unmatchable sustain and projection. The harmonics it releases are truly magic.

The tension of this classical guitar is medium, and the height of the strings in the saddle and fingerboard, really balanced, which provides us with a high degree of comfort for both hands.

The condition of this classical guitar is very good and original. It only has a small fissure, located on a lower spot of the side, almost invisible to eyesight. In any case, it is perfectly repaired and backed up in the attached images.


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Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides

Curly mahogany

Scale length

650 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

2.7 mm

Saddle height

9.6 mm

Nut width

50 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut

41 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle

59 mm


1260 gr


Very good – original

Included case

Prado brown or black

Optional case (plus 500 €)

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech

Video recorded with strings

Luthier Set 30 (nylon trebles)