This flamenco guitar was made by the master luthier Manuel Reyes in 1967. His guitars are regarded as pieces of work, and him, as one of the greatest luthiers ever. In fact, his guitars have been (and are) played by some of the best performers ever: Vicente Amigo, Tomatito, Jose Luis Postigo, Manolo Franco, and so many others.
This flamenco guitar is built with superior quality woods, impossible to obtain nowadays. The top are made of german spruce has a totally straight and even grain, which is quite accentuated. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, whose beauty and quality are simply magnificent.
This flamenco guitar belongs to the first period of this genius craftsman. During those years, Manuel Reyes had already managed to take the cypress guitar, popularly considered as an accompaniment guitar, to a higher level, turning it into an authentic concert instrument. This guitar belonged to the guitarist Pepe Martínez, who was a close friend of the craftsman and had a privileged knowledge of the instrument, which provides the best guarantee of this guitar’s quality. Although we do not have documents that verify the history and origin of the guitar, we can certify that it was sold by Miles Roberts, owner of the now defunct and prestigious Kent Guitar Classics guitar sales company and a great friend of ours, who received this information directly and later sold the instrument telling this same story.
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 flamenco guitar is very good. There is only a small, very superficial crack in the upper side. It should be noted that this is a very slight crack and doesn’t even go through the thickness of the wood.
Out of stock
|Back and sides
Fustero mechanical tuners (bone buttons)
|String height 12th fret
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle
Very good – original
|Optional case (plus 250€)
|Optional case ( plus 650 € )
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|Video recorded with strings
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