Manuel Reyes of Plaza del Potro, Cordoba

  • Year:

    1970 - Labelled, stamped, dated & signed by the maker

  • Body:

    Spanish cypress - mainly straight-grained on the back and on the sides, with the usual simple purfling and rosewood bindings. All shellac french-polished.
    Body length:- 488 mm.
    Top bout:- 283 mm wide & 90 mm deep.
    Waist:- 241 mm
    Bottom bout:- 370 mm wide & 91 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a silky top with even grain-line spacing, a well-recognised rosette, original clear golpeador and rosewood bridge.

  • Tuners:

    Traditional rosewood peg-head; each with pearl dot end insert. Please note - two of the pegs have different details from the other four and have therefore been changed at some time.

  • Scale:

    657mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 44 mm string spacing. Playing action - 2.2mm at 6th string; 2.0mm at 1st string ... adjustable of course.

  • Weight:

    1228 grams

  • Condition:

    This is the second Reyes that belonged to a full-time flamenco teacher and player. It is a much-played guitar with commonplace playing wear and handling marks. The front of head, back of head and back of the neck have been re-polished and re-fretted; these areas now looking as new.
    The back and sides are in good, original condition with marks. The front has the original golpeador and quite a lot of typical marks from playing and string-changing.

  • Comments:

    The flamenco guitars of Manuel Reyes are legendary of course. Many knowledgeable players have their preferences for Manuel Reyes guitars of different periods and those of the late 60's and early 70's have their fans.
    This is another fine Reyes blanca. It has a very crisp, penetrating treble with a really lyrical, melancolic quality. The bass and middle are also well focussed; able to produce aggresive rasgueado sound.
    Suitable for professional players and aficionados alike, these instruments are increasingly difficult to find.

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  • Price:
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