This flamenco guitar was made by Manuel Fernandez Fernandez in 1991. He was one of the first guitar makers in the flamenco guitar school in Granada, and master of some of the current guitar makers in Granada, such as Jose Fernandez (his son), or Aaron Garcia, for example.
Manuel Fernández Fernández´s guitars always had looked really interesting to us, as regards sound and making quality. In his instruments we can see some details revealing the admiration and respect this luthier had for the firm “Hermanos Conde” from Madrid at that time, with a shape and carving in its head intending to imitate the famous “half moon”, and an almost identical rosette to the one on the head of the guitar Maestro Paco de Lucia used, made by Esteso´s nephews.
Regarding sound, we can also see it is far from the typical sound of guitar from Granada, moving much closer to the character and personality of the instruments by the prestigious firm from Madrid.
The woods employed for this guitar is German spruce for the top and indian rosewood for back and sides. The top has got a very marked, straight and even grain along its whole surface. The base varnish was applied with a dark ink which gives it the appearance of Brazilian rosewood, whereas this is really rosewood from India.
Its tension is medium, with very balanced height of strings in saddle and fingerboard. Therefore, it is a highly comfortable guitar for both hands, and really easy to play for the performer.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is very good. It has a small crack in the upper part of the soundboard which has been perfectly repaired and documented in the attached images.
|Back and sides|
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
|Optional case (plus 150€)|
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca "Concierto" (Nylon)