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: secuoya and Brazilian rosewood. It is authentic, with its corresponding CITES certificate.
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. The soundboard is made of a very special wood that the maestro Felipe Conde has kept hidden away for all these years and that he has now decided to use in this very special model that commemorates his 50th Anniversary as a guitar builder: The Secuoya (SEE NEWS). This combination of Secuoya 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.
The quality of sound that comes from this guitar is second to none, especially if we take into consideration the fact that it is a new guitar. If we closed our eyes and were told that we were trying a guitar from the Hermanos Conde from the 70’s we would, without doubt, believe it. It seems impossible to obtain this timbre, that only the passing of the years can bring to the best guitars, in a newly built instrument. A part of this merit can be attributed to the quality and age of the wood. A flamenco guitar with power, volume and projection. It is definitively an instrument that we can say ‘has got everything’.
In the attached images we have included a photograph of a guitar from the year 1974, from the same firm, with a secuoya soundboard which comes from the same tree from which this very same guitar has been made.
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 strings height and adjustment which this guitar allows is simply perfect, this permits an extremely comfortable touch in both hands and an increase in fluidity when playing the instrument.
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)