In the normal course of events of buying and selling guitars, we occasionally come across some that are rare and so special that we wish to keep them for some time. This is therefore our small, permanent collection of instruments that are not currently for sale. We have some early ideas about having some CD recordings made using these instruments and perhaps arranging some recitals featuring them.

José Romanillos & Son - Semley.

  • Year:

    1995 - number 746 'La Moña. Labelled, dated, named, numbered and signed by the makers.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood with lovely colours with broad, boxwood purflings to back and sides.
    Body length:- 486 mm.
    Top bout:- 275 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 236 mm & 97 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 364 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a very silky top covered in medullary figuring, with the famous 'Moorish arches' rosette. Rosewood bridge with tie-block decoration. Shellac french polished.

  • Tuners:

    Reichl - Lansdorfer pattern with white rollers, white mother-of-pearl buttons, mounted on a decorated headface.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut with 44.5 mm string spacing

  • Weight:

    1503 grams

  • Condition:

    This guitar is in lovely condition with very little playing or handling marks.
    There is a very short, tight crack right down on the bottom of the front, just to the treble-side of the centre seam. It is of no significance.
    Other than that is terrific, original cosmetic condition.

  • Comments:

    This is a really fine Romanillos instrument. Very deep in voice with an air resonance close to E, (but not on E), it has a typical Romanillos sound with deep bass, strong middle and a very clear, balanced treble reminiscent of some of the mid and late-70's examples. The all-important 1st string sings like a bird and the guitar as a whole demonstrates substantial volume and power. Really very fine.

    José Luis Romanillos - Click here to find out more about this maker

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