Marcelo Barbero hijo - for casa Arcangel Fernandez

  • Year:

    1979 - signed by the maker

  • Body:

    Rosewood or similar; probably Amazonian - beautifully straight-grained, quarter-sawn timber with attractive grain colouring, single-line boxwood purflings to both back and sides.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a very silky, fine-grained top with highly characteristic Madrid-style rosette. Rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block cap with inset decoration as the purflings.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero with engraved sideplates and white buttons

  • Scale:

    656mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1510 grams

  • Condition:

    This guitar has been lovingly owned and cherished by one lady player and is in immaculate, original condition - with only the smallest of playing marks - hence can reasonably be described as 'near new'.

  • Comments:

    The classical and flamenco guitars of Barbero hijo, the son of Marcelo Barbero, are recognised as fine instruments in their own right. For years after the death of Marcelo Barbero, Marcelino had a lifetime friendship with Arcangel Fernandez for whom he made guitars under the 'casa Arcangel Fernandez' label. Sadly Barbero hijo died prematurely just a few years ago.
    With an air resonance around F#, this classical guitar has a rich, strong sound with a full bass and middle sound and a clear treble. It is a high class Madrid instrument of high pedigree that was brought into England by Pepe Martinez in 1979.
    It has a noble quality and is very enjoyable to play. I have seen several of these instruments but can genuinely say this is the best of the lot because of the depth of bass and open quality of sound.

    Barbero hijo - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold February 2015
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