Sunday, November 11, 2018

Making Three Flamenco Blancas

In 2018 I decided to make this trio of traditional flamenco guitars with spruce tops and Mediterranean cypress back and sides.  Two of the guitars are made with a bracing pattern after a '72 Sobrinos de Esteso made by Faustino Conde that once belonged to the guitarist Parrilla de Jerez. The other I fashioned after Manuel Reyes. For all I used 655 scale length. Even though I used the plantilla I normally use which is taken from Esteso, I changed other aspects of the guitar design to conform to the different idiosyncrasies of the originals, such as thicknesses, depth of the sides and bridge design. All in all these are instruments inspired by other makers work.

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