“I met Cândido in his modest workshop at the end of 2015.I remember because I took him a guitar to repair and he invited me to test a Weissenborn made by him. The sound reminded me of the excellence of a grand piano: the notes sounded and held in a natural and musical way.The tuning was mathematical. A week later I was booking the first one he ended.
The OM 15.00 is a steel string guitar. With a comfortable arm, we play on it and listen to a record in high fidelity. It has well-cut bass and a simple E major can provide a pleasant experience in its sound exploration. It reacts to the tension placed on the hand or pick producing a remarkable volume, along with a special sustain.
Years later, in 2019, the idea of being able to have the same qualities in a classical guitar comes up. In this instrument, I was able to choose woods, give indications regarding the appearance and request some innovations according to the ideal use for it. When I went to pick it up, the sound was “unseasoned”, but very musical. Just three months later, with the right technique, her harmonics sounded like a cathedral. It's almost a pity to combine her sound with other instruments. It's a pleasure to hear every note sound. From the day I took her home, ARAUZ goes with me everywhere.
I use it in everything that is music, leading me to rethink and make new arrangements. It's an instrument that challenges me to give it time, forcing me to improve in order to get the performance worthy of an instrument of this type. Finally, I admit that no matter how vintage or handmade the pedal or amp I've been buying over the years, I've never felt so fulfilled in terms of tone. “