This flamenco 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.
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.
The sound coming out of this piece of work is something worth listening to: The basses 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, and the height of the strings in saddle and fingerboard is reduced, which provides us with a high degree of comfort for both hands.
The condition of the guitar is very good. It has two small cracks on the upper part of the top, parallel to the fingerboard, and one more under the lower pick guard. They have been completely repaired, as seen in the images attached. The shellac varnish has been touched up slightly, without affecting the original thickness of the wood at all. Thus, the sound qualities and features of the instrument are perfectly preserved.
|Back and sides|
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Prado brown or black
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
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