Fernandez Music, Box 5153, Irvine, California 92616 Phone: 949-856-1537 email: email@example.com (revised November 23, 2013). We can arrange a Skype call to see certain instruments.
ANNOUNCEMENT: I had my birthday in October and now I am settling into a retirement where I am reducing my business activities with fretted instruments. I have essentially stopped importing guitars from Spain and distributing to dealers. From this time on I will deal with a small quantity of instruments which I make, design, refurbish or French Polish. The other half of my time will be spent on video projects dealing with selected music topics or the history/prehistory of Southern California. (Ron Fernandez)
Current Specials (subject to prior sale): Esteve/Manuel Adalid 9CB $1525 (new), Esteve 5F flamenco $725; R.Fernandez 40-4864 (48mm nut scale 640mm) $525. Benito Huipe Palo Escrito flamenco $2600; Jose Ramirez R1 $1100, Miguel Rodriguez Flamenco 1959 $32,000, Antonio Aparico Flamencos ($1200 to $2000), for Kiwaya Ukuleles see below.
Various other refurnished or "cosmetic seconds" guitars, all made in Spain: Fernandez Valencia Spruce, Esteve 3, R. Fernandez 60, ......For Sale in US only. 949-856-1537
Spanish Classical & Flamenco Guitars and Portuguese Guitarras--we import the REAL thing--quality instruments actually made in SPAIN and PORTUGAL. We also import Latin American fretted instruments such as cavaquinhos, charangos, cuatros, laudes, tres cubanos, requintos. And, we are authorized dealers fine quality Kiwaya ukuleles. Then, in California, Ron Fernandez refines the frets and sets-up each instrument to professional standards (see photoessay and Videlo on our set-up below. We specialize in quality instruments for working musicians and devoted amateurs which are properly set-up to play easily and sound good. Established in 1985.
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!
- R.Fernandez Spanish Guitars by Esteve: 48mm (narrow) & 52mm nuts width, 650 & 640mm scales, Cutaways
- Classical Guitars from Spain: Esteve, Juan Hernandez, Manuel Adalid and Vicente Sanchis
- Flamenco Guitars from Spain: Esteve Flamencos, Juan Hernandez Flamencos, Vicente Sanchis Flamencos
- Spanish and Mexican Requintos--For Sale
- Portuguese Guitarras For Sale, Master Portuguese Guitarras on exhibit
- Classical Guitar Tuners from $35 to $40 plus shipping
- KIWAYA Ukuleles for Sale--Tenor, Concert and Soprano Models Special Retirement Pricing
- Fustero Tuners--Deluxe machine tuners made in Spain (Very few left)
- Our own DVD's on Guitarmaking, French Polishing and Violin BowRehairing
- Bolivian Charangos for Sale, Charango Tuning and Method Books
- Flamenco Guitar Tap Plates
- Shellac for French Polishing
- Methods for Flamenco Guitar--Chuck Keyser and Dennis Koster
- Amalia Rodrigues Fado Songbooks and 3 Portuguese Fado Songbbooks
- Special Size Classical Guitars: Children's, Contrabass, Octave, Requintos,
- Latin Guitars & Fretted Instruments: Bandurrias, Charangos, Cavaquinhos, Lauds, Requintos, Tres Cubanos
- Mari Strings: classical, flamenco, bass sets, requinto, childrens, charango, tres cubano
- FREE Lesson for Lisboa Portuguese Guitarra
- Richard Glenn Instrument Collection For Sale: Cittern, Walkaround Dulcimer, Psaltery, Hammered Dulcimer, GuitarLute
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TABLE of CONTENTS
Spanish Classical & Flamenco Guitars
Portuguese Guitars and Fado
Latin Guitars & Ukes
Latin Fretted Instruments
DVD's by Ron
Esteve Deluxe/ Manuel Adalid Models
"Electric" (Amplified) Guitars
Juan Hernandez Guitars
Vicente Sanchis Guitars
narrow necks, with Fishman amplification
Bass Classical Guitar (4 string or 6 string contrabass)
Flamenco Guitars from Esteve
Flamenco Guitars from Juan Hernandez
Flamenco Guitars from Vicente Sanchis
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
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
CD's--one with fado singers and one of Portuguese Guitar
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.
Guitarra Collection. João Miguel Andrade
Guitarra by Joaquim Pedro dos Reis 1764
Charango from Bolivia
Charango Tuning, Strings & Method Books
Lauds from Spain
Requintos by Esteve
Tres Cubanos For Sale
Cubano Method Book & CD $16.95 +shipping
Ukuleles by Kiwaya for Sale
Arame--Portuguese and Azorean Folk "Guitars"
Cejillas (Spanish Flamenco Capos)--out of stock
Guitar Method Books--Koster's method and Chuck Keyer's
Fustero Gold Guitar Tuners for Spanish Guitars
Guitar Tuners (machine heads) for Classical and Flamenco Guitars
Covers (Zambra Guitar Cozy)
Mari Strings: classical, flamenco, bass sets, requinto, childrens, charango, tres cubano
Mexican Guitarmaker's Knife****NEW!
Classical and Flamenco Guitarmaking with Benito Huipe Extended DVD Version
Classical and Flamenco Guitarmaking--Original Video Tape Version
Polishing for Guitarmakers 2.0
Rehairing with Roger Foster
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