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 is made of excellent woods, impossible to obtain nowadays. Straight-grained Indian rosewood with breathtakingly beautiful shades, as well as canadian cedar top, also with a straight and even grain endorse the quality of this guitar with plenty of quality and character, typical of Hermanos Conde in that time.
This flamenco guitar is one of the best we haver had from this popular firm from Madrid. Its sound is specially flamenco, thanks to the combination of woods: cedar and rosewood. A rare combination in guitars made by this firm, but it has proved to be extremely effective. It also emits a unique flamenco timbre, with perfect scope and balance for a flamenco concert.
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 is excellent. It does not have any cracks or repairs whatsoever. It only presents a slight aesthetic fault on the label, due to the re-varnishing of the top with nitrocellulose. It was probably done without the proper protection, resulting in dropping part of the varnish inside, thus producing a thin layer of varnish on the label. The back and sides do preserve their original varnishing.
|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 €)|
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|Optional case (plus 150€)|
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca "Concierto" (Nylon)