Flamenco guitar Manuel de la Chica 1965

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. Besides, we can feel the extra comfort of having such a light guitar (hardly heavier than a kg).

The condition is excellent and completely original, without any kind of cracks or repairs whatsoever.


Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides

Curly maple

Scale length

665 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

2.8 mm

Saddle height

8.5 mm

Nut width

52 mm

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

42 mm

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

58 mm


1290 gr


Excellent – original

Included case

Prado brown or black

Optional case (plus 500 €)

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech