Flamenco guitar Manuel Reyes 1967

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.

Price8,200.00

Out of stock

Additional Information
Year

1967

Top

German spruce

Back and sides

Cypress

Scale length

655 mm

Finish

French polish

Tuners

Fustero mechanical tuners (bone buttons)

String height 12th fret

2.8 mm

Saddle height

8.6 mm

Nut width

52 mm

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

56 mm

Weight

1390 gr

Condition

Very good – original

Included case

Original

Optional case (plus 150€)

Hiscox PRO-II-GCL-L

Optional case (plus 500 €)

BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech

Availability

IN STOCK

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