This flamenco guitar was made in 1970 by Gerundino Fernández, a prestigious guitar maker, born in Almería. He is regarded as one of the best guitar makers ever, despite the facts of being self-taught and leading a bohemian life in his last years. His guitars have been present in stages all over with guitar performers like Paco Peña, Tomatito, Raimundo Amador…
This flamenco guitar dates from 1970, a year which belongs to what many people consider the best period in Gerundino´s life (1970-1980). It has been built with carefully selected woods: the top is made of cedar of Canada, with a straight, even and very marked grain along its whole surface, whereas perfect cypress wood has been chosen for the back and sides.
This flamenco guitar is probably one of the best we have seen in our career. Perhaps the term that best describes this very special timbre is “crystalline”, as the notes it emits are clear, crisp and of surgical precision. Its character is profoundly jondo (with sentiment) and flamenco. This guitar has belonged to an amateur who has devoted countless hours to the instrument and this is a factor that can be seen in the very timbre and quality of the instrument itself.
This guitar has the highly-valued “rebound beating” on the right hand, combined with fantastic softness on the left one, thus accomplishing the “perfect instrument”, should we want to spend hours and hours playing non-stop with a nice feeling of ease.
The condition of the guitar is good, it has some cracks which have been perfectly repaired and documented and it has been varnished in some specific areas with the intention of stopping and minimizing the wear due to the intensive use to which the instrument had been subjected. This gives it a little aesthetic aspect but we have decided to keep it this way since the general varnish is the original one.
This guitar has been part of the private collection of Solera Flamenca.
Out of stock
|Back and sides|
Traditional wooden pegs
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
|Optional case (plus 150€)|
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
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|Video recorded with strings|
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