Ignacio Fleta e hijos - Barcelona

  • Year:

    1969 - number 508. Labelled, numbered and dated by the makers.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood. High quality, straight-grained timber showing colours of reds and browns. Slim double-line purfling with rosewood bindings. All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar - very fine-grained timber showing a lot of medullary rays. The rosette is the well-recognised Fleta design, Rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block cap. Shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero originals with engraved brass side-plates and perloid buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm on an ebony fingerboard with 19 frets.

  • Neck Width:


  • Condition:

    In very good original condition. No repairs, cracks or re-polishing.
    The back shows a little misting under the polish, probably associated with the grain-filling.
    The front polish has some crackling / crazing and four or five longitudinal broken lines in the surface. There are some normal playing marks

  • Comments:

    This is a very fine example of a late 60's Fleta in original finish.
    From a point of view of sound, it is impressive with a quick and lively treble response and a particularly crisp, focussed bass and middle. Tuned down to D the bass is magnificent.
    These famed instruments were favoured by many of the greatest players including Andres Segovia and John Williams.

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  • Price:
    Sold February 2015
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