Manuel Hernandez y Victoriano Aguado of Madrid

  • Year:

    1962 - number 208. Signed and number stamped under the front

  • Body:

    Rosewood - book matched but characteristically without centre strip.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    Waist:- 247 mm
    Bottom bout:- 370 mm wide & 98 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European Spruce with one of the well-recognised rosettes of the makers. 7 fan struts; splayed. With bridge plate.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero originals.

  • Scale:

    653 mm

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1511 grams

  • Condition:

    The front has some playing marks and has one glued crack below the bridge but does not show on the inside so may be surface only ... and some of the expected crackline along the sides of the fingerboard, which have been secured underneath. The back and sides are in terrific condition with some local polish repair on the back to remove some unsightly buckle marks.

  • Comments:

    Hernandez y Aguado guitars, made in the early to mid-1960's during the period when Regino Sainz de la Maza was known to have played them, are often thought of as being from a high point in the maker's careers. Before coming into our ownership, this one was owned since new by a proficient amateur musician.
    The sound in these guitars is refined, definitely Spanish with a glassy, slightly austere character with qualities that are quite subtle and not immediately obvious to inexperienced players; not remarkably impressive at first but as you get to know them, they become more and more special - for example, the bass has remarkable sustain and focus - and when taken into a hall, the sound seems to expand into it. This one has been played over the years and has a good, open character about the sound and is also very comfortable to play.

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