1974 - number 653. Labelled, numbered, stamped and dated by the makers.
East Indian rosewood - beautiful, straight-grained timber with fine purfling lines.
Body length:- 490 mm.
Top bout:- 288 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
Waist:- 237 mm & 98 mm deep.
Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
All shellac french-polished.
Canadian cedar - with very even grain width across the soundboard, incorporating the famed rosette, rosewood bridge and bone-framed tie-block capping.
Lansdorfers with yellow metal, engraved side-plates, white rollers and mother-of-pearl rectangular buttons.
65 cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.
52 mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing.
This guitar is in original, unaltered condition.
The head, neck, back & sides are in very good condition with few marks for its age.
The front has a rash of string-changing marks below the bridge and a rash of nail-end marks outside of the 1st string between rosette and bridge. There is 7 cm crack right on the edge of the lower bout, treble-side of the front - with four little lines alongside. This is insignificant for sound and does not require repair.
This is a fine Fleta guitar in good condition and with typical, characteristic sound - warm, typically Fleta, with a strong, bright treble, obvious clarity, quite loud and refined.
With the additional, diagonal harmonic bar and nine fan-struts, this design normally has an air resonance around A. And when the 6th string is tuned down to D, the guitar has a wonderful growl.
So - a fine Fleta in original condition and ready to be played.
Ignacio Fleta - Click here to find out more about this maker
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