1966 Conde Hernmandos Guitar

(Serial No. none)This flamenco guitar was made in Madrid, Spain by the master luthier Domingo Esteso´s nephew in the emblematic workshop at Atocha 53. This workshop was owned by Julio Conde. Lots of great performers have been in this workshop. For example, Paco de Lucía, Melchor de Marchena, Niño Ricardo, Cepero, Pepe Habichuela, and so many others. This flamenco guitar is built with superior quality woods, impossible to obtain nowadays. The top is German spruce with perfect veining: straight, uniform and very marked over its entire surface. The original owner intened to play this guitar as a classical, so it was custom ordered without the tapping plates. The back and sides are cypress wood, with an outstanding quality and beauty. Fretborad is ebony with a 660mm scale length. Saddle and nut are bone, and look to be original to the guitar. The finish is the traditional orange lacquer. Great player, with excellent tone. It has a basic string set on it, to check setup and action, and to give it back some fresh life. A discriminating buyer of this grade of guitar will probably have a string preference, and will likely wish to re-string with their preferred brand. But as it is, it sounds great, with great response, excellent bass, and a nice even tone across and up-and-down the fretboard. Nice low comfortable action. The condition of the guitar is excellent, without any cracks or repairs. Comes with a nice hard case.

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