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Flamenco guitar Francisco Barba 1982

This flamenco guitar has been made by the great luthier Francisco Barba in 1982. He is regarded as one of the best guitar makers ever and his guitars have been (and are) praised and used by some of the best guitarists in the world: Niño de Pura, Manuel Molina, Rafael Riqueni, Pepe Habichuela… and so many others.

The sound is just marvellous, and its bass stops, deep and with a hollow and hoarse
timbre, typical of the best flamenco guitars. The trebles are really difficult to describe:
their sustain is endless, and the harmonics emitted all along the fingerboard go beyond
anything imaginable. It is really hard to make a guitar with this combination of bass
stops and trebles, as they could be regarded as diametrically opposite. As a result, an
instrument gathering these sound features is something which, after the experience
acquired over the years, allows us to appreciate the true piece of work we are admiring.

 

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Additional Information
Year

1982

Top

German spruce

Back and sides

Cypress

Scale length

655 mm

Finish

French polish

Tuners

Mechanic

String height 12th fret

2.7 mm

Saddle height

8.2 mm

Nut width

53 mm

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

44 mm

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

58 mm

Condition

Excellent – original