Flamenco guitar Manuel de la Chica 1957

This flamenco guitar is made by Maestro Manuel de la Chica, regarded as the most important guitar maker Granada so far. His style and sound quality have been often compared to Maestro Marcelo Barbero’s guitars, as they worked together on some guitars Santos Hernández left unfinished when passing away. In 1973, already a renowned guitar maker, he had no choice but to leave his occupation, due to health complications caused by the inhalation of dust and chemicals. His guitars are recognized and praised by collectors, guitar makers and guitarists all around the world.

The Woods of this guitar are marvellous. The German spruce top has got a perfectly even and straight grain. The back and sides are made of cypress, also with a high-quality grain. The finishes are simple, sober and elegant.

The sound coming out of this piece of work is something worth listening to: powerful and deep basses, the trebles are sweet and smooth, with a sustained sound and unique projection, the harmonics that it produces are truly magic. It makes a very particular kind of sound, as it has got its own character and deeply flamenco.

This flamenco guitar has got medium tension, and a reduced height of strings in the saddle and fingerboard, providing the guitarist with a high degree of comfort for both hands, as well as an easy performance.

The condition of this guitar is excellent, although on the images attached it does seem to have multiple cracks on back and sides. However, this is just an optical illusion, created by the grain of the wood. It only has three cracks on the back, perfectly stabilized and not requiring any repair whatsoever, due to their minor depth, and to the lack of tension on this part of the guitar. The shellac has been slightly double-checked and gone back over, without affecting the original thickness of the wood.

  • Year: 1957
  • Top: German spruce
  • Back and sides: Cypress
  • Scale length: 655mm
  • Finish: French polish
  • Tuners: Mechanical tuners
  • String height at the 12th fret: 2,7mm
  • Saddle height: 7,4mm
  • Nut width: 51mm
  • Distance between 1st and 6th string at the nut: 42mm
  • Distance between 1st and 6th string at the saddle: 57mm
  • Case: “Prado” brown or black
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Availability: SOLD



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