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, which was built as a second-rate guitar, intrigued us greatly. We have a strong feeling that we are probably dealing with a first-rate guitar that was built for a professional of the time, to which elements of second-rate guitars were added, such as the headstock and the label. This was done with the intention of lowering the price for the guitarist and avoiding any subsequent speculation about the guitar, something that was very common among the professionals of the time. The rosette, as well as the quality of the woods as a whole, are of an excellent quality and unworthy of a second-rate guitar.
Its sound has that unique and personal timbre specific to the label’s best guitars around the 70’s. The comfort and touch it offers, along with its volume, make this instrument the perfect guitar for major concerts or a perfect companion for the singer or dancer in any kind of tablao.
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|
|Optional case (plus 150€)|
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca "Concierto" (Nylon)