Flamenco guitar Manuel de la Chica 1970

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 employed for this guitar are extraordinarily good. The german spruce top has got a very marked, straight and even grain. The back and sides, made of curly maple, are of the highest possible quality in the market, both for its beauty and sound qualities. 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 harmonics that it produces are truly magic. It has that particular timbre, so characteristic, distinguishing all his guitars. It makes a very particular kind of sound, as it has got its own character and deeply flamenco.

The tension is medium, 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 guitar is excellent and completly original, without any cracks or repairs. On the lower part of the top, there is a grain which master luthier Manuel de la Chica meant to secure during the making of this guitar with wood glue, in order to prevent the zone from being affected by a crack. It all can be checked in the pictures attached.


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Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides

Curly maple

Scale length

665 mm


French polish


Traditional wooden pegs

String height 12th fret

3.1 mm

Saddle height

7.1 mm

Nut width

53 mm

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

43 mm

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

59 mm


1430 gr


Excellent – original

Included case

Prado brown or black

Optional case (plus 500 €)

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech

Video recorded with strings

Luthier Set 30 (nylon trebles)