Flamenco guitar Agustín Ríos’ Arcángel Fernández 1961

This guitar guitar was built by the master luthier Arcángel Fernández in the year 1961, considered to be one of the best guitar makers in history. His instruments are really hard to get, since Japan collectors bought almost all of them. His guitars are truly admired by guitar makers, collectors and guitarists all around the world.

This guitar used to belong to the guitarist Agustín Ríos, nephew to the legendary maestro Diego del Gastor. Agustín Ríos is regarded as one of the best guitarists of his homeland, Morón. With his strong personality when performing, and his characteristic sense of rhythm, he has accompanied many of the leading figures of flamenco, as regards both dancing and singing, such as Antonio Mairena or his brother, the dancer Pepe Ríos, thus using this very guitar in many of these occasions.

The different woods in this flamenco guitar are of the top existing quality. The top are made of german spruce has a totally straight and even grain, which is quite accentuated. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, whose beauty and quality are simply magnificent. Arcángel Fernández was extremely selective as regards the choice of the woods for the guitar making. He always seeked for nothing but excellence in acoustics and beauty, which can be appreciated in every single guitar he made all along his career.

The sound of this guitar is simply spectacular. It has that particular timbre, so characteristic, distinguishing all his guitars. The bourdons are hoarse and deep, with a somewhat “hollow” sound which we curiously find in its trebles, too. This enhances and counterbalances the overall qualities brilliantly. The volume, quality and warmth it gives off, along with its distinct character, take this instrument to the rank of masterpiece.

The tension is medium, very comfortable for both hands, due to the reduced height of strings in the saddle and fingerboard.

The condition of this guitar is good. It does have several cracks in back, sides, and top, although all of them are perfectly repaired, as shown in the images attached.

Price 7,800.00 - SOLD

Out of stock




German spruce

Back and sides


Scale length

650 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

2.5 mm

Saddle height

7.5 mm

Nut width

52 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut

43 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle

58 mm


1250 gr



Included case

Prado brown or black

Optional case ( plus 650 € )


Video recorded with strings

Luthier Set 30 (nylon trebles)