Flamenco guitar Manuel Contreras 1973

This flamenco guitar was made by master luthier Manuel Contreras, one of the best journeymen of the legendary house José Ramírez, where so many master luthiers have worked. After three years working in this workshop, he decided to move to another one in order to work by himself, in “Calle Mayor nº80” (Street), where so many guitarists and performers all over the world have gone, asking for his fantastic guitars. Primarily he is a classical guitar builder, skill and abilities are also latent in their flamenco guitars, getting real masterpieces with a flamenco sound and character of its own

This flamenco guitar is built with superior quality woods, impossible to obtain nowadays. The canadian cedar of the sound top shows a truly smooth grain, straight and uniform through the entire surface. The back and sides are made of Rosewood with a straight grain and beautiful colors. The finishes are simply perfect.

The sound emerging from this guitar possesses some special features and nuances, where the flamenco touch from this luthier can be definitely found. When listening to it, we can understand why Manuel Contreras is recognized as one of the best guitar makers to have worked at Ramirez’s shop. The bass notes are deep and brilliant with incredible power, the trebles are clear and crystalline, achieving a very prolonged sustain. A very balanced ensemble with a truly unique sound quality that combines power, volume, and quality in a sublime way.

The tension of this flameco guitar is medium, and the height of the strings in the saddle and fingerboard really balanced, which provides us with a high degree of comfort for both hands.

The condition of this flamenco guitar is excellent and completly original, without any cracks or repairs.

Price 5,200.00

Out of stock

Additional Information
Year

1973

Top

German spruce

Back and sides

Brazilian rosewood

Scale length

655 mm

Finish

Nitro-laquer

Tuners

Traditional wooden pegs

String height 12th fret

3.1 mm

Saddle height

8.2 mm

Nut width

52 mm

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

43 mm

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

55 mm

Weight

1470 gr

Condition

Excellent – original

Included case

Original

Optional case (plus 250€)

Hiscox PRO-II-GCL-L

Optional case ( plus 650 € )

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech

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Solera Flamenca «Alma» by Vicente Amigo (Nylon)

Availability

IN STOCK

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