This flamenco guitar has been made by the guitar maker Alberto Hernández. He started his career as an apprentice in Francisco Esteve´s guitar workshop. Currently, he is the Chief craftsman, in charge of the production of Juan Hernández´s Guitar Workshop and Francisco Esteve´s Guitars, taking care of the details, quality and the good work done in these two workshops, being responsible for their 40 craftsmen.
This guitar model is born due to the need of providing the market with a good value for money instrument. That is, a high-performance instrument for an affordable price. Taking Marcelo Barbero´s model of 1953 as the starting point, one can imagine the quality of the resulting work of art. Marcelo Barbero is one of the greatest makers in history, and every single detail has been carefully respected and followed, maintaining the same dimensions, scale, size, and aesthetics as the very original instrument. For its making, both traditional and mechanical processes have been employed, allowing the craftsmen to reduce the production time, and thus the final price of the instrument. Therefore, Alberto Hernández together with Solera Flamenca, has accomplished the making of a top-level instrument for quite an economical price, which we think will stir up the current market of flamenco semi-handcrafted guitars.
Incredible beauty and quality can be admired in the woods of this guitar. The top has got a straight and equidistant grain along its whole surface. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, with an outstanding quality and beauty.
The sound of the flamenco guitar is extraordinary, the basses are bright but depth and open, crisp and crystal clear trebles, a perfectly balanced set, with great volume and projection.
The tension of this flamenco guitar is medium. The height of the strings in the fingerboard and saddle is very balanced, providing us with a high level of comfort for both hands, as well as simplicity for the performance itself.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is new.
|Back and sides|
|String height 12th fret|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the nut|
|Dist. between 1st-6th string at the saddle|
Prado brown or black
|Video recorded with strings|
D'Addario EJ45 (nylon trebles)