This flamenco guitar was made in 1973 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 1973, 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 german spruce, with a straight, even and very marked grain along its whole surface, whereas perfect cypress wood has been chosen for the back and sides.
The Gerundino guitars from the seventies will never cease to amaze us, as it’s without doubt the most valued and splendid period of guitar genious. The sound of this flamenco guitar is a ‘big’ sound, with it’s dry and hollow timbre characteristic of the best flamenco guitars with a projection and resonance that shows once again why this artisan is considered to be one of the greatest in history.
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 excellent, it has just one crack on the upper part of it’s back, which has benn perfectly repaired and documented in the attached images. The original shellac varnish of the top has benn replaced without in any way affecting it’s original thickness, thus keeping all it’s acoustic qualities intact. It is clear to see that the scratch marks from nails and us lead us to believe that the previous owner was left-handed. The original traditional wooden pegs has been replaced by a mechanical wooden pegs one thus maintaining the original aethetics of the instrument and at the same time improving ease of tunning.
Out of stock
|Back and sides|
Mechanical tuning pegs
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Prado brown or black
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Optional case (plus 150€)|
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca "Concierto" (Nylon)