Gerundino flamenco guitars


Gerundino Fernández blanca 1998 flamenco guitar 

This rare, wonderful and authentic Gerundino blanca is currently one of the most desired flamenco guitars. This 1998 Gerundino is in amazing shape with no cracks or repairs. The grains of the old aged spruce are nice, very tight and have lots of cross silk patterns. The space from the top to the strings at the bridge is 9mm. The Neck thickness is about 20mm. And the action at the 10th fret is 2.5mm. This blanca by Gerundino is a perfect mix of beauty and a true flamenco sound. She sings with a sweet, crispy voice and when pushed, she awakens with a slightly dark power that only the best flamenco guitars can.

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Varnish French polish
Year 1998
Condition Near Mint
Country Spain
Nut Width 54mm
Neck Thickness        
20mm
Case included Yes
Scale length 660mm
Back and sides Spanish Royal Cypress
Top German Spruce
Tuners Original
Availability In stock

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Gerundino Fernandez Garcia, born in 1931 in Almeria in south-eastern Spain, was one the most Gerundino flamenco guitarsoutstanding flamenco guitar makers of the late 20th century. When he was 19 years old he started to play and study guitar music. When he was 27 years old he constructed flamenco guitars on a full time basis according to the most traditional ways completely by hand. When he was 29 years old he opened his own workshop in Almeria. Gerundino experimented a lot in the design of his flamenco guitars enabling his guitars to evolve in an almost perfect design perfect design known for their crispy sound, well balanced intonation and percussive sound. Gerundino made 10 up to 12 flamenco guiatrs each year. In 1978 and 1988 he was rewarded with a mastery of guitar construction, first Premio IV Concurso Internacional de Maestros Guitarreros, diploma y medalla de la UNESCO, in Paris. After his retirement in 2002, his workshop continued to put out a few instruments each year with the help of another great flamenco guitar maestro, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, this continued  until 2006 when Gerundino unfortunately died. Gerundino's bracing system and way of guitar construction project a true flamenco sound. Players of his instruments include Paco Peña, Paco de Lucia, Tomatito and Eric Clapton. Clapton's 1976 Gerundino sold for $16,730 at his 2004 Christie's auction believed to be the highest price ever paid for a Gerundino.