Flamenco guitar Francisco Barba 1962

This flamenco guitar has been made by the great luthier Francisco Barba in 1962. 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 woods employed for this flamenco guitar are simply spectacular. Even though it is usual to find high quality woods in this maker´s instruments in general, the woods for this very guitar is even more remarkable, particularly the cypress. It is a really homogeneous cypress wood, with straight grain, which reminds us of the woods employed by the veteran maker Gerundino Fernández for his best guitars, back in the 70s.

This flamenco guitar belongs to the first period of this genius craftsman. During those years, Francisco Barba had already managed to take the cypress guitar, popularly considered as an accompaniment guitar, to a higher level, turning it into an authentic concert instrument. The sound coming out of this flamenco guitar is sublime, hoarse, powerful, with penetrating and full-of-harmonics trebles, displayed all over the fingerboard. Its timbre is especially flamenco, with this particular hollow sound acquired only by the very best guitars as years go by.

The tension is medium, and the distance between strings in the saddle and fingerboard is perfect, all of which provide this guitar with an easy performance and a high degree of comfort for the guitarist.

The condition is excellent, being completely original and without any single kind of crack or repair whatsoever.



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Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides


Scale length

655 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

2.9 mm

Saddle height

8.5 mm

Nut width

51 mm

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

45 mm

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

56 mm


1360 gr


Excellent – original

Included case


Optional case (plus 150€)


Optional case (plus 500 €)

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