Ignacio Fleta e hijos of Barcelona.

  • Year:

    1966 - number 398. Labelled, stamped, numbered and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood. High quality, straight-grained timber showing colours of reddish browns. Slim double-line purfling with rosewood bindings.
    Body length:- 495mm.
    Top bout:- 290 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 242 mm & 95 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 363 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar - fine-grained timber carrying the well-recognised Fleta design rosette, rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block cap. All shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero with engraved brass side-plates and synthetic pearl buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the end of the fingerboard with 43mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1658 grams

  • Condition:

    This instrument is in very good condition. Apart from an insignificant, 2 cm surface crack that runs from the edge of the rosette on the bass side, the guitar is free of repairs, other cracks or re-polishing. There is a string ding below the tie-block; 3rd string.

  • Comments:

    This was the first Fleta owned and played by Ernesto Bitetti. With the sale is a vinyl recording of his performance of the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez with this specific guitar.
    The Fletas of the 1960's are amongst the most sought-after. The have a noble character with plenty of volume and harmonic bloom to the notes. A very interesting instrument.

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  • Price:
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