03 Jun HERMANOS CONDE, 1978: New Jewel for the S.F. Collection!
This guitar has belonged to a great friend, Juan Antonio Mangrané, of ours with whom we have been close friends for more than twenty years.
Although it is true that he had never wanted to part with it until now, after seeing our Solera Records project and the great acceptance it is having, and after much consideration, he decided to offer it to us, trusting that we’ll keep its sound alive and safe in the knowledge that it will remain in this company, which he has seen since it was founded, for the rest of its days.
Undoubtedly, this guitar is one of the jewels of our private collection. We are convinced that in our new project Solera Records, in which we offer our guitars for the recording of albums, it will be one of the most requested guitars.
The woods used for its construction – cypress and German spruce pine – are of E-X-T-R- A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y quality. In fact, we had never before seen a top of this quality on guitars of this firm: a top full of an aesthetically beautiful mirror-finish, and with a very fine and marked grain all over its surface.
The sound is absolutely marvellous. The fact that the nitro-lacquer had been replaced with hand-rub lacquer gave the guitar much more natural freedom of movement, which allows for a powerful sound with a very special warmth without losing that peculiar “weight” and depth that we find in the best guitars of the firm from this marvellous period.
We do not want to conclude these lines without thanking our friend for his decision to make this wonderful guitar available to Solera Flamenca that has accompanied him for so many years. We promise you that we will give it the care it deserves… HEARTFELT THANKS, JUAN!!!!