Antonio Duran of Cuesta Gomerez, Granada

  • Year:

    1979. Labelled, dated and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood with simple, single-line purflings and rosewood bindings. All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce with a good silky texture, rosewood bridge with decorated tie-block capping.

  • Tuners:

    Inexpensive machine tuners with lyre ends and white, plastic buttons.

  • Scale:

    66cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 44 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1672 grams

  • Condition:

    In extraordinarily good, original condition ... barely played. There is no playing wear as such, just the occasional small handling mark.
    I find one 25mm fine crack in the rosewood side as it joins into the heel. It really is insignificant, requires no attention and has probably been there since day one.

  • Comments:

    Antonio Duran was one-armed guitar maker, working initially with the Ferrer family in Cuesta Gomerez. He had his own workshop there, where I had the pleasure to meet him, since the late 1950's and passed away in 2007.
    His guitars were typical of Granada making, though the one we have with 66cm scale is probably one of the best we have come across. With its F# air resonance, it has a real gravitas - rich depth of bass and generally noble sound. It does however still feel like a new guitar in the treble and will benefit from being played.
    Seeking just a modest price, this may be a good deal for someone.

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  • Price:
    Sold February 2014.
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