The first thing most people notice about the Giannini Craviola 12-string is the unusual body shape, but it's not just the look of the Craviola that's unusual... The tone is wholly different than any other 12-string you've ever heard. Originally designed to sound like a cross between a harpsichord and a viola caipira, which is a 10-string folk guitar used in Spanish American music. This 12-string version, with Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and "mustache" bridge is an even more sought-after version of this rare breed. Brazilian Rosewood is known for being one of the best tonewoods of all time, which led to it becoming a protected rare hardwood for newer guitars. The PRO 12 is Giannini's top-of-the-line Craviola 12-string guitar. Hand-crafted in Brazil by master craftsmen, the Craviola is an exclusive body shape designed back in 1969 by renowned guitar teacher Paulinho Nogueira for Giannini. Featuring a unique shape, crystal-clear highs and exceptional playability, the Craviola has been used by many musicians including Jose Feliciano, Luis Bonfa, Elvis, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Linsky, Phil Upchurch, Andy Summers and many more.