This flamenco guitar was made by the master luthier Manuel Reyes in 1989. 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.
The sound is extraordinary, with an unbeatable character. A guitar with such great sound for flamenco playing in any of its variants: concert and accompanying to singing and dancing, perfect both for live music and studio recording. This guitar´s strumming is just unbeatable: it has Reyes´s distinctive timbre: broken and bright, but with the added personality acquired as time goes by, making this sound the quintessence of FLAMENCO.
The tension is medium, very comfortable for both hands, due to the reduced height of strings in the fingerboard. The height on the fret 12 is 2.3 millimeters, which allows our left hand to do its job very easily and fluently.
The condition is excellent and completely original, without any kind of cracks or repairs whatsoever. The pickguards present a little unimportant aesthetic fault, as they are slightly shrunk. This detail is well known by new and experienced guitar lovers, and affected several guitars of this maker in the 80s, being an unmistakable proof of its originality.
|Back and sides|
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Excellent – original
Prado brown or black
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Optional case (plus 150€)|
|Video recorded with strings|
Solera Flamenca "Concierto" (Nylon)