Flamenco guitar Gerundino Fernández 1976

This flamenco guitar was made in 1976 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 1976, 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.

This flamenco guitar is really spectacular, and goes to show, once more, that this luthier´s levels of sound and making quality are absolutely out of this world. The rasgueo and the voice emitted by this instrument make the time spent playing it a true pleasure and delight. It is a concert guitar purely speaking, with a great sound, similar to the one found in guitars like Manuel Reyes´s, but with the aggressiveness and flamenco tone of the guitars made by Gerundino. This greatness and stateliness found in its sound is possibly due to the fact that since 1974 Gerundino worked with higher top thicknesses, resulting in better stability, consistency and scope.

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 only presents a small crack on the top that does not require any repair as it is located just above an original structural reinforcement, and another one on the side, of a mild and imperceptible nature to the sight, repaired and documented in the attached images. The original shellac has been superficially retouched, maintaining the marks and signs of use to preserve the original thickness of the wood, thus preserving its acoustic qualities intact. Originally, the guitar had traditional wooden pegs, but they were replaced with Alessi mechanical tuners at the request of the instrument’s owner.

Price 8,800.00

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Additional Information
Year

1976

Top

German spruce

Back and sides

Cypress

Scale length

655 mm

Finish

French polish

Tuners

Mechanic

String height 12th fret

2.6 mm

Saddle height

8.1 mm

Nut width

54 mm

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

43 mm

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

57 mm

Weight

1330 gr

Condition

Excellent

Included case

Original

Optional case (plus 250€)

Hiscox PRO-II-GCL-L

Optional case ( plus 650 € )

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech

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