This flamenco guitar has been made by the great luthier Francisco Barba in 1976. 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.
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, and completely original. It only presents a little flaw: the joint of the top is slightly visible. A purely visual flaw which requires no repair whatsoever, neither affects the sound in any way.
|Back and sides|
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Excellent – original
Prado brown or black
|Optional case (plus 150€)|
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca "Concierto" (Nylon)