This flamenco guitar has been made by the guitar maker Alberto Hernández. He started his career as an apprentice in Francisco Esteve´s guitar workshop. Currently, he is the Chief craftsman, in charge of the production of Juan Hernández´s Guitar Workshop and Francisco Esteve´s Guitars, taking care of the details, quality and the good work done in these two workshops, being responsible for their 40 craftsmen.
Four years ago, approximately, the guitar maker Alberto Hernández and Solera Flamenca both launched a new flamenco guitar model: “Tribute to Marcelo Barbero”, a guitar which makes a difference in the semi-artisan guitar market.
This guitar model arose from the need in the market for a top-notch instrument for an affordable price. Taking Marcelo Barbero´s model of 1953 as a starting point, one can imagine the quality of the resulting work of art. Marcelo Barbero is one of the greatest guitar makers in history, and every single detail has been carefully respected and followed, thus maintaining the same dimensions, scale, size, and aesthetics as the very original instrument. For its making process, both traditional and mechanical processes have been employed, allowing the craftsmen to reduce the production time, and thus the final price of the instrument. Therefore, Alberto Hernández, along with Solera Flamenca, has accomplished the making of a top-level instrument for quite an affordable price, which we think will revolutionize the current market of flamenco semi-handicraft guitars.
So far we have offered this model, made with Indian rosewood and cypress, but always with a German spruce top. Owing to the excellent acoustic result of the guitars with cedar top and its increasing demand, we have decided to offer this model with this new option. As a result, our customers will have a wide variety of possibilities to choose among, within Marcelo Barbero guitar model.
The sound of this instrument is spectacular. The combination of rosewood and cedar, as we have previously commented in some other articles, is a wise decision to play it safe, which guarantees a great, precise sound, with great scope.
The tension of this flamenco guitar is medium. The height of the strings in the fingerboard and saddle is very balanced, providing us with a high level of comfort for both hands, as well as simplicity for the performance itself.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is new.
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|Back and sides|
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Solera Flamenca styrofoam / Martínez / Prado
|Optional case ( plus 650 € )|
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca «Concierto» (Nylon)