Gary Rizzolo is a respected luthier based in Melbourne. You will rarely see Rizzolo guitars exhibited as they are almost exclusively custom instruments built to individual client specifications.
Gary Rizzolo’s work is renowned worldwide. He works from a one man workshop, hand crafting each instrument using traditional methods – no CNC machines here. Gary has been building and repairing guitars since the 1990s, and uses only the finest materials available. He sources timbers from Australia and from exclusive suppliers worldwide to ensure that only the very best materials are used, and that each one of his instruments is unique.
His guitars are often created to his own designs, drawing on years of experience working at the highest level of his craft. Rizzolo acoustic guitars feature all solid timbers, and a hand rubbed and buffed traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Medium Jumbo 16” Full Body Acoustic
European spruce top with comfort contour
Quilted maple back and sides
Side sound port
Abalone soundhole inlay surrounded with walnut/maple/walnut veneers
3 piece Quilted Maple neck with walnut veneers
3+3 Satin gold rear locking Schaller machine-heads with ebony buttons
Ebony headstock with 18 carat gold diamond shaped inlay
Ebony fretboard with abalone dots
Gold Evo medium jumbo fret wire
Mother of Pearl side dots
Fiddleback Blackwood rear headstock veneer, heel cap and end graft
Fiddleback Blackwood binding and back strip
5 lines Walnut and Maple purfling to top, 3 lines to back.
Gold Schaller Strap-locks
Misi pick up system with gold button
Macassar Ebony bridge and truss rod cover
Ebony bridge pins with abalone dots
This guitar was commissioned personally by the current owner in February 2016, but it has not been played apart from a few gentle strums over a few months. Very simply, in the time it took from ordering to completion, the owner’s interests and priorities changed. As a result this absolutely new “one-off” handmade instrument is seeking an appreciative new home.
Rizzolo Guitars are not only works of art. They are characterised by a dedication to playability and accuracy expected in the best instruments, and appreciated by the musician.
This Rizzolo Medium Jumbo is a stunning guitar. It is a truly unique instrument in brand new condition. The attention to detail is impressive. And the sound matches the workmanship. It is very bright, clear and balanced, with a little more punch in the midrange than you might expect. Beautiful to play, a joy to appreciate.
This is a $10,000 handmade guitar in new condition for a seriously discounted price. It would totally suit a new buyer looking for a unique instrument without waiting a year to get it.
Comes in brand new Hiscox hard case.