Lester de Voe of Nipomo, California

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  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - dark in colour and well quarter-sawn revealing narrow, straight-grained timber. The back has no centre-strip and has simple maple purflings with rosewood bindings.

  • Front:

    European spruce of very fine quality with a lot of medullary over the whole soundboard. Attractive geometric rosette with herringbone centre tiles surrounded by black and green circles. Dark, slim rosewood bridge with bone-capped tie-block. Clear golpeador.

  • Tuners:

    Waverly-Sloanes with ebony buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard plus 20th fret for the 1st string.

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing. Playing action - 3mm at 6th string; 2.7mm at 1st string.

  • Weight:

    1535 grams

  • Condition:

    In very near-new condition with no noticeable playing or handling marks. Lester de Voe guitars are usually all lacquer-finished ... very finely-applied to avoid affecting the sound yet preserving excellent cosmetic condition.

  • Comments:

    Lester de Voe has been making very fine flamenco guitars for decades. His instruments have been played by famed players including the legendary Sabicas, Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo and Juan Serrano.
    Like many flamenco negras, it sounds less obviously flamenco in unskilled hands compared with a blanca, but this Lester de Voe has the edge and bite needed combined with the more solid sound that the rosewood back and sides bring. You can hear this guitar here with thanks to Thijman Sprakel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcuawzAwIfU
    A fine negra flamenco in beautiful condition at sensible price.

    Lester de Voe - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold October 2015
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