GERUNDINO Fernandez of Almeria

  • Year:

    1987. Label signed and dated. Stamped on the inside back and on the heel slipper.

  • Body:

    Spanish cypress with good straight grain; particularly on the sides ... and with quite a lot of medullary figuring and beautiful colour which makes the whole appearance really attractive.
    Body length:- 489 mm.
    Top bout:- 281 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 240 mm & 96 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 96 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce with regular grainline spacing and good medullary. The colour is perfectly matched with the back and sides.

  • Tuners:

    Traditional rosewood peg-head, with the well-renowned head-crest carving and with the Gerundino stamp on the back. The carving on the top front of the head is a little off-centre as so many were as his eye-sight appeared to have deteriorated in the later part of his making career.

  • Scale:

    662mm

  • Neck Width:

    54mm at the nut - as usual.

  • Weight:

    1315 grams

  • Condition:

    This flamenco guitar, for its 28 years, is in very good condition. The back and sides are very close to as-new, with just a few shallow marks on the edge. There are a few shallow marks on the back of the neck. The front is also lovely and has very modest playing and handling wear.

  • Comments:

    This is one where anyone should feel lucky to find such a good-sounding Gerundino in really good condition. The sound is typical Gerundino, rasping and aggressive but with plaintive, lyrical treble sound when in the hands of a capable player. Choice of strings of course can make a significant difference too. For those seeking Gerundino, you'll struggle to find better.

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  • Price:
    Sold November 2015
  • AVAILABILITY
    SOLD
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