This flamenco guitar was made by the master luthier Manuel Reyes in 1984. 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 is extraordinary, with an unbeatable character. A specially flamenco timbre which is full of personality and character. Bright and harsh bass stops, with deep bass and crystal-clear, sweet treble, where a wide variety of harmonics flow easily. This guitar´s strumming is just unbeatable: it has Reyes´s broken and bright distinctive timbre that we only found in the best Reyes guitars.
The tension of the guitar is medium, and the height of the strings in saddle and fingerboard perfect, really balanced, which grants the performer a high degree of comfort for both hands.
The condition is excellent and original, without any kind of cracks or repairs whatsoever. The shellac varnish has been touched up slightly by master luthier Jesús de Jiménez, without affecting the original thickness of the wood at all. Thus, the sound qualities and features of the instrument are perfectly preserved.
|Back and sides|
Traditional wooden pegs
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Excellent – original
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Video recorded with strings|
Luthier Set 30 (nylon trebles)