This flamenco guitar was built in the landmark workshop Gravina Street No. 7 by the nephews of the master luthier Domingo Esteso, then run by brothers Faustino, Julio and Mariano Conde. Many were the figures who passed through this workshop suing their guitars as Paco de Lucia, Melchor de Marchena, Niño Ricardo, Cepero, Pepe Habichuela… and much more.
This flamenco guitar has belonged to the guitarist José Mª. Bandera, Paco de Lucia’s nephew and member of his band for some years, who chose personally with his uncle Paco de Lucia at the workshop that same year, and that has kept since using it in stages, recordings and in his private life during all these years.
This 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 this popular signature in that time.
The sound of this flamenco guitar is spectacular. The balance between basses and trebles is simply perfect. Its great volume and quality sound will impress the most demanding palates. Sincerely, we do believe it´s one of the best “Conde´s” guitars we have ever seen.
The tension is middle, and the height of strings in saddle and fingerboard, perfectly balanced, so it is quite a comfortable guitar for both hands.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is excellent, being completely original and without any single kind of crack or repair whatsoever.
Along with the guitar, a certificate of authenticity will be delivered, signed by José Mª. Bandera himself.