Italian spruce soundboard flamenco negra with 7-strings, 650mm scale.
60 years old Brazilian rosewood body, fingerboard, bridge, neck spine and headplate. The back is made from 7 pieces and the sides from 6.
Spanish cedar neck, Baljak tuners.
Classical mode recording made with d’Addario normal tension strings. In flamenco mode unfortunately I only have a phone recording made on the bare wood guitar.
Flamenco blanca, Austrian spruce soundboard and Spanish cypress body.
Jose Romanillos inspired decoration, whom I greatly admire as both luthier and person
small Spanish plantilla, 650mm scale
Cedro neck, V-joint, head plated with Amazon rosewood and bird’s eye maple
“Bois de Rose” Madagascar rosewood fingerboard
rosette background is bois de rose, “the tree” mahogany and 100yo Cuban mahogany; arches side grain flamed maple
hand-made herringbone purfling, all natural colors from more than 10 different species of wood
Brazilian rosewood bridge.
A few soundclips recorded by a classical player not being able to get a flamenco player in a short notice are linked below the photos. Guitar is absolutely asleep being strung for just 1 hour. D’addario EXP46 strings.
My third flamenco guitar, made for El Grelo.
-Swiss spruce soundboard
-Spanish cypress back and sides
-Madagascar rosewood bridge, binding and headplate
-Spanish cedar neck with carbon fiber reinforcement
-African Blackwood fingerboard, 655mm scale.
I just realized more than five years have passed since I build guitars! My first guitar was a Torres-style made from Italian spruce and Spanish cypress. I recall I was gluing the fingerboard on 1 January 2008 🙂
I dusted it off and asked my friend flamenco player Tiberiu “El Grelo” to record a piece on it:
Some (rushed and terrible) photos of #18, a Barbero inspired guitar made from very high quality European spruce and cypress; Spanish cedar neck with ebony insert and fingerboard, Indian rosewood headplate and bridge, Madagascar rosewood binding. Unfortunately I couldn’t get any proper flamenco recording yet, but I’m delighted to brag that it sounds very good. My friend Tiberiu “El Grelo” Gogoanta, a professional flamenco player from Spain said it is the most powerful blanca he ever played when capo’ed higher up the neck, which seems to be a tricky situation for many guitars. When set up with a taller saddle it makes an excellent classical guitar, with the typical sweet and delicate tonal color of cypress, plenty of harmonics and excellent sustain.