Great Classical and Flamenco Guitars (Concert Level)-- For Sale (from my private collection)
Miguel Rodriguez, Felix Manzanero, Manuel Adalid, Juan Hernandez, German Vazquez, and Benito Huipe. In this section at the bottom I also display a guitar I personally made.
I have collected a number of fine instruments over the years. I frankly have too many to play so I have decided to offer some of them for sale.
Miguel Rodriguez, Cordoba Flamenco, Spain 1959. Spuce, Cypress, French Polish. Some repaired cracks. This instrument is a treasure for a flamenco player. It has the unique Rodriguez sound. It is easy to play. This is the real thing not a copy. Miguel Rodriguez instruments are highly valued. Make an offer. PRESS here for more photos.
Miguel Rodriguez, Cordoba, Spain 1967, Flamenco. Spruce, Cypress, French Polish. Some repaired cracks. I bought this in 1967 directly from Miguel Rodriguez in Cordoba. Miguel Rodriguez guitars are highly valued. Make an offer. PRESS here for more photos.
Felix Manzanero, Madrid, 1999, Classical. Spruce, Rosewood. This guitar I personally choose at the madrid shop of my friend Felix Manzanero. I had purchased it for myself but I rarely play straight classical guitar. This guitar has been in my personal collection and is excellent condition. it has a great tone. Felix Manzanero learned in the Jose Ramirez shop in the 1950's where he was considered to be one of the great makers. He established his shop in the early 1960's in the Rastro section of Madrid. He has a spendid collection of old Spanish Guitars in his shop. I wrote an article on his collection which was published in the American Luthierie. A good Manzanero sells in the range of an excellent Ramirez 1-A. If interested make offer. PRESS here for more photos.
Felix Manzanero, Madrid, 1999, Flamenco. Spruce, Spanish Cypress. This guitar was hand carried from Madrid to me in California by Felix Manzanero. He brought it to me without a finish. I French Polished it and the next year he came to inspect my work. I did this instrument in a very light shellac. I wanted to see how the color changed over the next 10 years. I found that it changed very little. This guitar has been in my personal collection and is excellent condition. It has a great tone. I wrote an article on Felix Manzanero's collection which was published in the American Luthierie. A good Manzanero sells in the range of an excellent Ramirez 1-A . If you are interested make an offer. PRESS here for more photos.
Esteve, Alboraya, Spain, Adalid Model No. 84, 1999. French Polished, Fustero Tuners. Western Red Cedar, Caviuno (Dalbergia Spruceana) Back and sides. This is a loud instrument with excellent projection. It is one of the designs of Manuel Adalid Jr. who heads the Esteve workshop. Press here for more photos and detailed description. I have keep this guitar in my private collection because it is a very good example of the Esteve workshop's artistry under the direction of Manuel Adalid. This guitar is suitable for a concert player. It is balanced, clear and strong. The ornamentation is refined. I will post photos in a few days (October 13, 2009). $7500.00 is good value for this guitar.
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