Artisan flamenco guitar


Artisan flamenco guitar.
Luthier’s flamenco guitar made up of European spruce soundboard, cypress body and Indian rosewood bridge, ebony fingerboard and cedar neck. Handmade taracea rosette and varnished in shellac using French polish smooth technique. Scale length 655mm and 660mm.
Classic guitar completely handmade following the Granadian construction school.
Measure: Aproximate and illustrative sizes. Body depth at end block 98mm, body depth at heel 89mm, widths from central shaft of the body: 138’5mm, width at lower, 182mm width at upper and 119mm at waist, linear measures of the body: 460mm. Aproximate measures subject to a very little modifications. Fingerboard width at neck: 52mm. Strings scale lengths: 655mm and 660mm. Woods: The best cypress wood for  bodies and bridges. Ebony for fingerboards and heads. The best German European spruce for soundboards. The best cedrela for the neck, the heel and the reinforcement of the end block. European spruce for the harmonic bracing system, reinforcement of holes and bars. Sycamore and maple for borders.
The construction of the rosette is exclusive of my guitars and I make it following a medieval technique deeply rooted in Granada with a long tradition which is followed by just a few local studios that carry on with this labourious activity, taracea. Varieties and combinations of colours and shapes are provided.
Varnish is handcrafted following the French polish smooth technique in shellac. This technique is worldwide recognized and it is apllied in all types of high quiality musical instruments constructions, in order to achieve the best sound quaity as possible, allowing that all subsystems of the instrument vibrate in a optimal way.
Mechanical and sound characteristics. Very very light guitar with restrained dimensions due to the cypress body with soft touch and tendency for fretting if wanted, so the distances between the strings and the fingerboard, the fingerboard itself and the bridge is thought to be built following this structure, leaving the tipical touch and the sensation of a very comfortable guitar. The sound is brilliant, very natural, some performers described it like “wood sound”. It has a very peculiar flamenco’s timbre.
In this model I have tried to be well-balanced between a folk singing accompanying guitar, without giving up, of course, to the characteristics that a good soloist guitar has to have, providing execution ability and sound to the performer.