This flamenco guitar has been made by the master luthier Felipe Conde, in his workshop, located in 4 Arrieta Street, 2021, after starting to work on his own, and not with his brother Mariano Conde, his guitars have got only his name, nobody else´s, leaving behind Hermanos Conde´s brand name and making a fresh start.
On Solera Flamenca we would like to show our customers the new model of flamenco guitar made by Felipe Conde. It is a model which accurately replicates one of Paco de Lucía´s guitars, which we acquired through Maestro José Mª Bandera. We had this guitar two years ago, and it surprised us so much that we instantly knew we had to make a reedition. Well, this day has come, after talking to Felipe Conde we started the project, collaborating with them, in order to create a true gem of Spanish guitar: “Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso Reedition, 1974” (Domingo Esteso´s Nephews). (SEE NEWS)
This flamenco guitar is truly special for us. It is not so easy to find guitars from this popular firm from Madrid in any time, with this combination of woods: cedar and Brazilian rosewood. It is authentic, with its corresponding CITES certificate. Top quality rosewood of the 70s, and a cedar top which is more than 50 years old, coming from Felipe´s workshop.
The use of Brazilian rosewood is the only change we implemented in this reedition. The original guitar was made of Indian rosewood, which takes this instrument to the very top rank, destined to be a cult instrument.
It was made with the same template and mould used for the original instrument in 1974. In fact, Felipe acquired the mould after his aunt Juliana, Faustino Conde´s widow, passed away. A model that was born in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Felipe Conde in his career as a guitar maker. From this model, only 25 units will be made, exact replicas of this guitar. Thanks to Felipe Conde´s hands, this reproduction was carried out down to the smallest detail. The luthier decided to call it “Concierto Serie Oro” (Concert Golden Series).
In this new model of flamenco guitar, Felipe Conde managed to create an exact replica of Paco de Lucía´s guitar. As regards timbre and sound quality they are almost impossible to distinguish. This combination of cedar and Brazilian rosewood is really special in the guitar world. These woods, along with the quality and structure of guitars back then, provide the instrument with surprising sound quality and volume, bringing back the genuine and personal sound of Hermanos Conde from that golden age of flamenco which captivates all of us.
As regards the sound of the guitar, the first of this new and exclusive series, we can assure you, without any doubt, this is one of the very best guitars we have ever seen or had. A guitar with extremely powerful, clear and flamenco sound. An instrument with unique quality and scope… You have to try it if you want to be capable of understanding the true sense of these words.
Scheller pegboxes, exact replica of the tuners in the original guitar “La Invencible”, by Antonio de Torres, in 1884 (SEE). Apart from this exclusive pegbox, the guitar will be delivered with a BAM Panther case and a certificate written by Felipe Conde.
The tension of the guitar is medium, and the height of the strings in saddle and fingerboard perfect, really balanced, which grants the performer a high degree of comfort for both hands.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is brand new.
|Back and sides|
Brazilian rosewood (CITES)
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca "Concierto" (Nylon)