Manuel Hernandez y Victoriano Aguado of Madrid

  • Year:

    1963 - number 242. Signed and numbered under the front.

  • Body:

    Rosewood - book matched but characteristically without centre strip.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    Waist:- 245 mm.
    Bottom bout:- 371 mm wide & 100 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European Spruce with one of the well-recognised rosettes of the makers. 5 fan struts; parallel. With bridge plate.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero originals.

  • Scale:

    654 mm

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut

  • Weight:

    1480 grams

  • Condition:

    This instrument is in outstanding original condition. All French polished and with negligible playing marks. It's a pity there is a very fine, untouched shrinkage crack along the edge of the centre seam strut between rosette and bridge.

  • Comments:

    A superb example of a Hernandez y Aguado made in the same year as one played extensively by Regino Sainz de la Maza. It was owned for decades by a female pupil of Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. The sound in this guitar is refined with a glassy, slightly austere character. It has been played very little and may well have never been fully played in. Its qualities are very subtle and not obvious to inexperienced players; not remarkably impressive at first but as you get to know it, it becomes more and more special - for example, the bass has remarkable sustain and focus - and when taken into a hall, the sound seems to expand into it. Such a rare guitar - and if anyone wanted to know what one looked like straight off the maker's bench, then this is very close to it.

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  • Price:
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