Santos Hernandez - Madrid

  • Year:

    1929

  • Body:

    Brazilian rosewood - with very lovely grain figure and colours.
    Top bout width = 265mm
    Waist = 223mm
    Bottom bout width = 351mm

  • Front:

    European spruce with a striking geometric rosette, very similar to those adopted by Marcelo Barbero in later years. The underneath of the front has the maker's full signature and date.

  • Tuners:

    Unknown

  • Scale:

    644 mm

  • Neck Width:

    50mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1316 grams

  • Condition:

    The front has some cracks, recently repaired by Christopher Dean to return it to handsome and very stable playing condition.
    The rest of the guitar; the sides, back, neck and head are in remarkably good and attractive condition. It is in full playing order without any sense of fragility.

  • Comments:

    Many have said Santos was a guitar-building genius. He seemed to conjour up remarkable-sounding guitars, with varying proportions, made with fairly ordinary materials. This particular guitar is slightly smaller-bodied than many, yet it has remarkable depth and good balance. Obviously an old-world sound with great depth from its low air resonance down between E and F. Such a joy to have, to hold and to play. (Christopher Dean has recently completed to remarkable replicas of this instrument - see home page list for details.)

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  • Price:
    Sold November 2011 - (:-(()
  • Availability:
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