This flamenco guitar was made by the master luthier Domingo Esteso´s nephews in the emblematic workshop in 7 Gravina Street. This workshop was owned by Faustino and Mariano Conde. Lots of great performers have been in this workshop. For example, Paco de Lucía, Melchor de Marchena, Niño Ricardo, Cepero, Pepe Habichuela, and so many others.
This flamenco guitar has been one of the most valued gems of the family, and one of the favourite ones of Juan Habichuela. It was made in 1973. Despite the impossibility to see the date on the label, a certificate issued by the luthier Felipe Conde certifies the date. The firm Conde made very few guitars with this exotic wood, most of them in the 70s, and they are especially appreciated by guitarists and collectors all over the world. Maestro Paco de Lucia owned an almost identical guitar in his collection, which he used in some of his concerts along his career.
The sound of this flamenco guitar is really special. Majagua wood provides the guitar with a very particular timbre, and a beautiful depth in the bass strings, as well as clarity and power in the trebles. A magical sound, which leaves nobody indifferent, but surprised and captivated, from inexperienced musicians to experts.
The tension of this flamenco guitar is medium, and the heights of the strings in fingerboard and saddle are perfect, providing us with such a high degree of comfort that one will be delighted.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is excellent. The top has been slightly touched up with natural nitrocellulose varnish, without affecting the original thickness in any single way, but keeping its excellent sound features intact.
|Back and sides|
|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)