Flamenco guitar José A. Fuentes 2020 nº127

This flamenco guitar was made by the guitar maker José A. Fuentes, from Barcelona, in 2020. He is one of the best representatives guitar makers in Catalonia. After working for more than 15 years as a carpenter, his passion for music and his talent when treating wood made him begin a new stage as guitar builder in a self-taught way, studying the construction systems of great guitar makers in history as Santos Hernández, Antonio de Torres, Miguel Rodríguez … and experimenting with new ideas and contributions that have led him to be one of the best guitarists of the current scene. His instruments reflect part of his personality, simple, elegant and minimalist always running away from the excesses of decoration, and using for the construction carefully selected woods and a long process of drying and curing.

The different woods in this flamenco guitar are of the top existing quality. The top are made of canadian cedar has a totally straight and even grain, which is quite accentuated. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, with an outstanding quality and beauty.

This flamenco guitar is simply spectacular in every sense. Some months ago, we had a guitar made by Miguel Rodríguez, dating back to 1975, possibly the best guitar made of cedar and cypress we have ever had in our hands. As we are so close to José Antonio Fuentes, and knowing his passion and devotion for that instrument, we called him so he could come over and perform an in-depth study. The result is a guitar which is a true work of art, which comes to show we are before one of the best guitar makers of our time.

His sound, powerful and quick, is excellent regarding quality and personality, with a flamenco character taken to the extreme, where we find bass strings with perfectly balanced bright and depth, and trebles with an open timbre, laden with nuances.

This guitar has the highly-valued “rebound beating” on the right hand, combined with fantastic softness on the left one, thus accomplishing the “perfect instrument”, should we want to spend hours and hours playing non-stop with a nice feeling of ease.

The condition of this flamenco guitar is new.

Price4,720.00

Out of stock

Additional Information
Year

2020

Top

Canadian cedar

Back and sides

Cypress

Scale length

655 mm

Finish

French polish

Tuners

Mechanic

String height 12th fret

2.8 mm

Saddle height

8.7 mm

Nut width

52 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut

44 mm

Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle

58 mm

Weight

1480 gr

Condition

New

Included case

Prado brown or black

Optional case (plus 500 €)

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech

Optional case (plus 150€)

Hiscox PRO-II-GCL-L

Availability

SOLD

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