This flamenco guitar was made by the master luthier Manuel Reyes in 1970. His guitars are regarded as pieces of work, and him, as one of the greatest luthiers ever. In fact, his guitars have been (and are) played by some of the best performers ever: Vicente Amigo, Tomatito, Jose Luis Postigo, Manolo Franco, and so many others.
This flamenco guitar is built with superior quality woods, impossible to obtain nowadays. The top are made of german spruce has a totally straight and even grain, which is quite accentuated. The back and sides are made of cypress wood, whose beauty and quality are simply magnificent.
The sound is extraordinary, with an unbeatable character. The basses are powerful, with extraordinary depth. The trebles are crystal clear and bright, with great scope and sustain, and showing a perfect balance between both of them. This guitar´s strumming is just unbeatable: it has Reyes´s distinctive timbre: broken and bright, but with the added personality acquired as time goes by, making this sound the quintessence of FLAMENCO.
The tension of this flamenco guitar is medium, and the height of strings in saddle and fingerboard is reduced, providing us with a high degree of comfort for both hands.
The condition of this guitar is very good. Only has two fissures in the sound top, perfectly repaired, as seen in the attached images. The shellac has been slightly brushed up after the above mentioned repair.
|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
|Optional case (plus 500 €)|
BAM Panther 8002XLB Hightech
|Video recorded with strings|
Luthier Set 20 (nylon trebles)