the whale watching archtop
the Trap - door Model Acoustic Archtop
created by Cristian Mirabella
"My intention was simple; create a perfect blend of visual art and acoustic science. An instrument with a perfectly tuned voice, that speaks to the player while the art inspires them . This would become the Whale Watching Archtop."
The core construction of all Mirabella 's instrumentsÂ are rooted in the traditions of the great New York makers that came before him . However it is his own innovations in sound and design , such as theÂ 3 adjustable sound doors of " Whale Watching "Â that set Mirabella apart.
"It 's my belief that with the proven foundation of the past, the builder can find confidence to take great leaps into the future."
The Whales. . . the waves. . . and the wood which carry the sound that is the voice of "Whale Watching "; from inside out and outside in .
" Be great ! Not because you have to, Because you can ." -- Frank Mirabella 1981
â€˘ Special Thanks to Carl Savini
â€˘ In Loving Memory of Frank and Johanna Mirabella
" Whale Watching " a pictorial journey into the creation of balanceÂ between art and instrument by premier luthier Cristian Mirabella .Â
Mirabella Guitars www.mirabellaguitars.com Photographed and Designed by Philip Simone