This flamenco guitar was made by the firm Hermanos Conde in Madrid, the year 2003. It is a guitar known as “segunda” regarding the kinds of wood used in its construction, which do not have the same quality as the “primera” guitars or concert guitars. Regardless of this, there were many professionals at that time who used this guitars given the closer sound, sometimes comparable to “primera” guitars but at a more reasonable price.
The woods have a surprisingly high quality, particulary bearing in mind the fact that we are talking about a second class guitar. The German spruce top has got an excellent grain, very marked and even all along its surface, the cypress in back and sides is of straight cut, totally homogeneous, a very selected woods and a drying process and optimal healing.
The sound of this flamenco guitar is really incredible, even for a “second class” guitar, it gives off a quality of sound and a volume superior to many of other first class guitars of the same firm that we have tried over these years. The basses are very powerful and bright but deep at the same time, the trebles are crystalline and clear, with great projection and sustain.
The tension of this flamenco guitar is medium. The height of the strings in the fingerboard and saddle is very balanced, providing us with a high level of comfort for both hands, as well as simplicity for the performance itself.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is excellent and completely original, without any kind of cracks or repairs whatsoever.
|Back and sides|
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Excellent – original
Prado brown or black
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Video recorded with strings|
Luthier Set 20 (nylon trebles)