Flamenco guitar Manuel Reyes 1979 Ex-Pepe Martínez

This flamenco guitar was made by the master luthier Manuel Reyes in 1979. 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.

The Woods of this guitar are marvellous. The German spruce top has got a perfectly even and straight grain. The back and sides are made of cypress, also with a high-quality straight grain. The finishes are the typical in Manuel Reyes´ work: simple but elegant.

The sound of this flamenco guitar is simply magical, undoubtedly the best guitar from this master craftsman of the 1970s that has passed through our hands. The construction method used by Manuel Reyes during this time, as we have mentioned on other occasions, fascinates us because these guitars have a tone very close to Marcelo Barbero’s guitars but with an added projection and power. It’s a guitar made with a lot of care since it belonged to the guitarist Pepe Martínez, a close friend of the builder, who worked with it for years in England.

This flamenco guitar has got medium tension, and a perfect height of strings in the saddle and fingerboard, providing the guitarist with a high degree of comfort for both hands, as well as an easy performance.

Its condition is excellent and completely original, without any cracks or repairs whatsoever. The French polish on the soundboard has been lightly touched up without affecting the original thickness of the wood.

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Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides


Scale length

656 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

2.7 mm

Saddle height

8.1 mm

Nut width

53 mm

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

44 mm

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

57 mm


1360 gr


Excellent – original

Included case


Optional case (plus 250€)


Optional case ( plus 650 € )

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