Fernandez Music, Box 5153, Irvine, California 92616 Phone: 949-856-1537 email: ron@fernandezmusic.com (revised October 19, 2014). We can arrange a Skype call to see certain instruments.


Classical & Flamenco Guitars, Portuguese Guitarras, Requintos, Tres Cubanos, Charangos and other Latin Ethnic Fretted Instruments--quality instruments made in Spain, Portugal, California, Bolivia and Japan. In addition to imported instruments, we also make and finish a small number of instruments here in California. We are authorized dealers of fine quality Kiwaya ukuleles. In California, Ron Fernandez refines the frets and sets-up each instrument to professional standards (see photoessay and 8 minute video on our set-up below). We specialize in quality fretted instruments for working musicians and devoted amateurs which are properly set-up to play easily and sound good. Established in 1985.


See a hi-definition Video in an unlisted section of YouTube of a Juan Hernandez Profesor Classical Guitar at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhMiIZKUPXQ&list=UU1N5i4PH_0hyj5XPu3pj5_g


Ron Fernandez refining frets on a Portuguese guitar

Ron Fernandez leveling frets.

Press here to read and watch VIDEO about my custom set-up.

Fernandez Music was established in 1985 but my experience with Spanish luthiers extends back to 1965 when my father and I started to deal with guitarmakers from his homeland. Since the 1990's I have imported over 13,000 guitars and I have personally set-up the last 8,000 of them. See Ronald Louis Fernandez PLAY FLAMENCO AND PORTUGUESE GUITARS on the local TV program Let It Shine!

  • TABLE of CONTENTS

    Italian Corona Guitar made in 1880
    Ulisses Portuguese Guitar
    Esteve Requinto Guitar
    Esteve Tres Cubano Guitar
    Esteve Spanish Laud
    Vicente Sanchis Flamenco Guitars Cutaways
    Rosette of Felix Manzanero Guitar
    English Guittar ca 1760
    Esteve Adalid Classical Guitar
    Two Bolivian Charangos

    Spanish Classical & Flamenco Guitars

    Portuguese Guitars and Fado

    Latin Guitars & Ukes

    Latin Fretted Instruments

    Accessories

    DVD's by Ron Fernández

    Esteve Guitars

    Esteve Deluxe/ Manuel Adalid Models

    Esteve "Electric" (Amplified) Guitars

    Juan Hernandez Guitars

    Vicente Sanchis Guitars

    R.Fernandez Models cutaways, narrow necks, with Fishman amplification


    Bass Classical Guitar (4 string or 6 string contrabass)

    Children's guitars

    Flamenco Guitars from Esteve

    Flamenco Guitars from Juan Hernandez

    Flamenco Guitars from Vicente Sanchis

    Esteve Special Size Guitars

    Narrow neck guitar (3ST64)

    Octave Guitar and Child's 40cm Guitar


    OLD or RARE GUITARS

    J. Preston English Guittar 18th century

    Great Flamencos and Classicals--For Sale

    Miguel Rodriguez Flamencos

    Felix Manzanero Classical & Flamenco

    Portuguese Guitars (guitarras portuguesas)--For Sale

    Master Grade Portuguese Guitarras--For Sale

    String Winders and Strings for Portuguese Guitarras

    Playing the Portuguese Guitarra (Lisbon Style) by Ron Fernandez (a free internet lesson)--with embedded videos

    Watch VIDEO on playing Fado Menor on Portuguese Guitar (lesson 2)

    Watch VIDEO on playing Fado Maior on Portuguese Guitar (lesson 3)

    Watch VIDEO on Making Unhas (Fingerpicks) for Portuguese Guitar: PART 1

    Watch VIDEO on Making Unhas (Fingerpicks) for Portuguese Guitar: PART 2


    Two Amalia Rodrigues Songbooks of Fados

    4 Fado Songbooks from Melodias de Sempre

    Fado Portugues, a songbook by Donald Cohen-- music and words for 26 great fados with CD

    Luis Penedo CD's--one with fado singers and one of Portuguese Guitar instrumentals

    New! Portuguese Guitar Method Books for Lisbon Style Fado by Eurico Cebolo Books 1. 2, 3. 4 & 5. Also, Sounds of Lisbon, solos transcribed by Marcio Silva.


    Portuguese Guitarra Collection. João Miguel Andrade Guitarra

    Portuguese Guitarra by Joaquim Pedro dos Reis 1764

     

    Bandurrias-from Spain

    Charango from Bolivia

    Charango Tuning, Strings & Method Books

    Cavaquinhos

    Lauds from Spain

    Requintos by Esteve

    Tres Cubanos For Sale

    Tres Cubano Method Book & CD $16.95 +shipping

    Ukuleles by Kiwaya for Sale

    Violas de Arame--Portuguese and Azorean Folk "Guitars"

     

    Cejillas (Spanish Flamenco Capos)--out of stock

    Flamenco Guitar Method Books--Koster's method and Chuck Keyer's Couirse

    Flamenco Tap Plates

    Fustero Gold Guitar Tuners for Spanish Guitars

    Guitar Tuners (machine heads) for Classical and Flamenco Guitars

    Guitar Covers (Zambra Guitar Cozy)

    Guitar Cases

    Mari Strings: classical, flamenco, bass sets, requinto, childrens, charango, tres cubano

    Mexican Guitarmaker's Knife****NEW!

    Zambra Guitar Strings

     

    Classical and Flamenco Guitarmaking with Benito Huipe Extended DVD Version

    Classical and Flamenco Guitarmaking--Original Video Tape Version

    French Polishing for Guitarmakers 2.0

    Nylon String Guitar Care

    Violin Bow Rehairing with Roger Foster

     

    THERE IS MORE BELOW SO SCAN DOWN.

    French Polishing & Shellac

    Shellac for Guitarmakers and French Polishers

    Shellac Project

    Shellac Sampler


    French Polishing for Guitarmakers 2.0

    French Polishing & Repair Services

    Articles

    FAQ

    Felix Manzanero visits Ron Fernandez in California

    The Fernandez Music "Custom Set-Up"--a photo essay and video

    Flamenco vs Classical Construction

    "Handmade" vs Factory Made

    On Judging Guitar Quality

    Photos of early 19th century classical guitar. Can you identify it?

    The Traditional Spanish Method (very important to read)

    Resources

    Academy of Flamenco Guitar

    Playing the Portuguese Guitarra Lisbon Style (an Internet lesson)

    Resources on Guitarmaking

    Resources on Guitarplaying


    If you want to contact me by e-mail, click on my address: ron@fernandezmusic.com


    ANNOUNCEMENT: Since my birthday in October 2013 and I have been settling into a quasi "retirement". I have not slowed down but rather I have partially changed direction. I have stopped distributing to dealers. However, I continue to handle a small quantity of good instruments which I make, design, refurbish, set-up or French Polish and sell directly to individual players. The other part of my time is now spent on video projects dealing with music topics and cultural history/archaeology of Southern California. (Ron Fernandez)