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❌ SOLD ❌ Olivo Chiliquinga Requinto Guitar, 1982


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The Requinto guitar is, as the word ‘Requinto’ means, a smaller, higher pitched versions of full size classical guitars. They are now most commonly used in guitar orchestras, particularly in Latin American countries. Tuning is up a fourth from a full size guitar, to A2-D3-G3-C4-E4-A4.

This very nicely built Olivo Chiliquinga Requinto Guitar was built in Toronto, Canada during 1982 by Olivo Chiliquinga at his Olivo Guitar Company workshop. It is constructed with a Cedar top, Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, headplate and bridge, mahogany for the neck and ebony for the fingerboard. The tuners are quality Schaller models, gold-coloured with faux pearl buttons. It also sports a set of the original Twelfth Fret bridge transducer pickups, mounted to an end-pin jack.

This wonderful instrument plays well and is in overall good condition, with a few small marks on the top and back acquired over the last 36 years. A hard shell case, possibly the original, is included and is in working order.

Olivo Chiliquinga has built musical instruments for decades, starting with violins. In 1970, he won a scholarship to study wood classification in Sydney, Australia. In 1972, he built violins in Italy, then moved to Canada and established the Olivo Guitar company, which he ran for 13 years. During that time, he also worked with Joseph Kovacic of the Lado guitar company. Presently, Olivo is in Ecuador and continues to produce high quality instruments.


Price: $1,450.00 CAD
  • Model: Requinto Guitar
  • Year: 1982
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 1982
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 22/03/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 2.99lbs 1.36kg
  • Scale Length: 21.77in 553mm
  • Nut Width: 2.09in 53mm
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