Flamenco guitar Miguel Rodríguez 1976 “Church Door”

This flamenco guitar was made by the legendary guitar maker Miguel Rodríguez in his workshop, located in 15 Alfaros Street (Córdoba) in 1976. 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.

This instrument is part of a limited number of guitars made by Miguel Rodríguez Jr. These guitars were called “Church Door”, and are easily recognizable, due to the peerless beauty of the rosewood used on the back and sides, where we can see some highly marked tone changes, from ochre to dark brown, with beautiful shapes and drawings on the grain.

There are different versions concerning this poetic name for the guitars: Some claim it comes from the fact that a hundred-year- old church door was used for the making. An old Andalusian church door, in particular. Other sources say this name is just symbolic, rather than literal, and comes from its wide and powerful sound, reminding us of the acoustics inside an actual church. Most “Church Door” guitars started appearing in the mid 70s, being the most famous one the first to come: the one belonging to the performer Pepe Romero, made in 1973 and affectionately called “La Wonderful”.

The tension of this flamenco guitar is medium and the heights of the strings in fingerboard and saddle are perfect, providing us with such a high degree of comfort that one will be delighted.

The condition of this guitar is excellent and completely original, without any crack or repair whatsoever.

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Additional Information



German spruce

Back and sides


Scale length

665 mm


French polish



String height 12th fret

3.0 mm

Saddle height

8.0 mm

Nut width

55 mm

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

46 mm

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

60 mm


1440 gr


Excellent – original

Included case

Prado brown or black

Optional case ( plus 650 € )