Manuel Contreras of Calle Mayor 80, Madrid.

  • Year:

    1987 - First Class 25th Anniversario model - labelled, signed and dated by the maker

  • Body:

    High quality south american rosewood - typical of some of the exquisite timber that was available in this workshop. Limited edition model from this innovative maker, with Exterior Sounding Back Support, arm-rest and lap-rest that were designed for additional volume and projection.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar of even grain-width in traditional fan-strutted construction, with the maker's well-recognised rosette, matching purflings and rosewood bridge including matching tie-block decoration.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero lyre pattern with engraved brass side-plates and perloid buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets (plus 20th fret for 1st string only) on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut. Honduran cedar neck

  • Weight:

    2200 grams

  • Condition:

    This striking instrument is in excellent and very impressive, original condition. It has no damage, no repairs or cracks and no re-polish. Really minimal playing or handling marks.

  • Comments:

    This is one of a limited edition of the 25th Anniversario guitars designed by Manuel Contreras during a period of great innovation in search for improved sound, volume and projection for the concert artist. At the same time, Contreras used very high quality materials combined with luxurious decoration.
    Obviously heavier than a standard-build guitar, this instrument has an immediate sensation of added projection yet typical Contreras tone-world.
    This model has not been available new for many years and so is a bit of a rarity, in lovely condition and reasonably priced.

    Manuel Contreras - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold June 2013
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