This flamenco guitar was made by the guitar maker Geoff Rashe, 2022. Geoff Rashe understood the fusion of art and science since he was really young. First, as an Applied Maths student, at California University (San Diego).
Then, he moved to the design and making of surfboards, while he was studying to get his Literature degree. Surf and his study of Spanish language led him to moving to Spain in 1990, starting an everlasting relationship with Spanish art and music, and very particularly, with the flamenco guitar. When he made his first guitar, he felt he had found his true vocation. As it was impossible to find master luthiers to teach him in California, he started an obsessive search for guitars made by the very best luthiers in history. Eventually, he collected some of the best instruments made by Manuel Ramírez, Santos Hernández, Domingo Esteso, Hermanos Conde, Gerundino Fernández, Manuel Reyes and Marcelo Barbero. He studied these instruments down to the tiniest detail. In fact, he considered these luthier his own mentors. Currently, Geoff Rashe lives in his hometown: Santa Cruz, California.
On Solera Flamenca we always bet on quality, so we are more than convinced that Geoff Rashe will be part of “the great makers” in a near future. Also, we are sure he will be the new ambassador of the flamenco guitar in the USA, along with Lester Devoe. SEE NEW
The wood used for the top is German spruce, and spanish Cypress for back and sides. The top has a very accentuated grain, completely straight and uniform. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, with an outstanding quality and beauty.
The sound of this guitar beats any expectations by far. Personally, I would say the strummings are the best you can hear in a new guitar.. Such a beautiful timbre with this “hollow” effect, and this “rebound” on the bass strings. The trebles are thick and enveloping, which results in a unique work of art.
The tension of the guitar is middle, 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 new.
Out of stock
|Back and sides|
Alessi mechanical tuners (wood buttons)
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
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