GERUNDINO Fernandez of Almeria

  • Year:

    1988 - Labelled, signed and dated. Stamped on the inside back and underneath the front. Stamped 'Gerundino Almeria' on the lower back of the head

  • Body:

    Spanish cypress with a beautiful and unusual ripple figuration in the centre of the back. Straight-grained sides. Slim green-coloured purfling lines with dark rosewood bindings.
    Body length:- 488mm
    Top bout:- 281 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    Waist:- 240 mm wide.
    Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 97 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce with regular grain-line spacing and good medullary, carrying a geometric rosette of red and black colour, rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block capping and clear golpeador.

  • Tuners:

    Traditional rosewood peg-head, with the well-renowned head-crest carving and with the Gerundino Almeria stamp on the back. The carving on the crest of the head is clearly of the maker's hand.

  • Scale:

    657mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1272 grams

  • Condition:

    In good condition - this instrument is fundamentally repair and crack free - with two very minor exceptions .... a 12mm flaw in the end of the bass rib as it joins the neck-block; likely to have been there from day one ... similarly a short and tight grain line crack in the lower back. Both of these are totally insignificant.
    Other than normal and mainly superficial playing wear, little else to report. The pegs are original and work well. The golpeador has been changed at some stage and has some slight misting underneath.
    Having said all that detail - it looks and is very good.

  • Comments:

    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.This good example has been professionally but respectfully played, so has nothing more than normal, superficial play wear and a terrific sound.

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  • Price:
    Sold December 2014
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