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Flamenco guitar Miguel Rodríguez 1971

This flamenco guitar was made by the legendary guitar maker Miguel Rodríguez in his workshop, located in 15 Alfaros Street (Córdoba) in 1971. His guitars are objects of desire for collectors and performers all around the world because of both its meticulous construction and the personality they have.

The different woods in this flamenco guitar are of the top existing quality. The top are made of canadian cedar 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. Miguel Rodríguez was extremely selective as regards the choice of the woods for the guitar making. He always seeked for nothing but excellence in acoustics and beauty, which can be appreciated in every single guitar he made all along his career.

The sound of this guitar is simply spectacular. It has that particular timbre, so characteristic, distinguishing all his guitars. The bourdons are hoarse and deep, with a somewhat “hollow” sound which we curiously find in its trebles, too. This enhances and counterbalances the overall qualities brilliantly. The “rasgueos” whit this guitar are just unbeatable: crystal-clear, broken and bright, but also with this maturity acquired as years go by.

The tension is medium, very comfortable for both hands, due to the reduced height of strings in the saddle and fingerboard. The height on the fret 12 is 2,2 mm, one of the lowest ones possible in a guitar, which allows our left hand to do its job very easily and fluently.

The condition of this flamenco guitar is excellent. It does present a small repair, performed to disguise a little imperfection on the top, caused by a guitar case which closed by accident.

  • Year: 1971
  • Top: Canadian cedar
  • Back and sides: Cypress
  • Scale length: 665mm
  • Finish: French polish
  • Tuners: Mechanical tuners
  • String height at the 12th fret: 2,2mm
  • Saddle height: 7,2mm
  • Nut width: 54mm
  • Distance between 1st and 6th string at the nut: 44mm
  • Distance between 1st and 6th string at the saddle: 61mm
  • Case: “Prado” brown or black
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Availability: SOLD

 

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