Manuel Reyes of Plaza del Potro, Cordoba

  • Year:

    1979. Labelled, dated, stamped and signed by the maker.

  • Body:

    Spanish cypress with very straight grain on both back and sides - and beautiful colour. Shellac french polished.
    Body length:- 487 mm.
    Top bout:- 283 mm wide & 94 mm deep.
    Waist:- 243 mm & 96 mm deep
    Bottom bout:- 373 mm wide & 95 mm deep.
    All shellac french polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce with silky medullary rays, carrying a very attractive and delicate design of rosettes. Rosewood bridge with tie-block bone-framed decoration. With original golpeador that is perfectly in tact; no sign of lifting.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero lyre pattern with engraved brass side-plates and perloid buttons mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    657mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard. Playing action 2.8 mm on 6th string and 2mm on the 1st string at the 12th fret.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1382 grams.

  • Condition:

    This very fine flamenco guitar is in original and very good condition with minimal, superficial playing or handling wear. There is minor, surface disturbance to the front centre-seam below the bridge only - this needs no attention.

  • Comments:

    This guitar was originally brought into England by Pepe Martinez. These flamenco guitars of Manuel Reyes are legendary of course. Many knowledgeable players have their preferences for Reyes guitars of different periods and those of the late 70's are favoured by many.
    This is without doubt an excellent Reyes blanca. It has a crisp, sparkling treble with a really lyrical quality like many Barberos, but not too much sustain. The bass and middle are also well focussed; able to produce a fine rasgueado sound.
    This is a fine and handsome Manuel Reyes flamenco, in lovely original condition, suitable for professional players and aficionados alike.

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  • Price:
    Sold July 2019
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