This flamenco guitar was made by the legendary guitar maker Miguel Rodríguez in his workshop, located in 15 Alfaros Street (Córdoba) in 1968. His guitars are objects of desire for collectors and performers all around the world because of both its meticulous construction and the personality they have.
This flamenco guitar has belonged to Jose Luis Parreño’ s personal collection, who ordered it from Miguel Rodriguez, a very good friend. Given the deep admiration he professed for Maestro Riqueni, and the interest and joy Rafael Riqueni showed for his guitar, José Luis Parreño used to lend him the guitar sometimes. In fact, we can see him with this very guitar in every single video, recording and TV programme until the late 90s. This unique instrument has been made with top quality woods, the canadian cedar top has got a very marked, straight and even grain. The back and sides, made of Brazilian rosewood, are of the highest possible quality, both for its beauty and sound qualities.
The sound of this flamenco guitar shows unbeatable quality and personality. The basses are powerful, with extraordinary depth. The basses are deep and bright with an extraordinarily powerful, the trebles are vivid and crystal clear, attaining a very long sustain. All those features make a piece of work with unique sound quality that sublimely combines power volume and quality. The “rasgueos” whit this guitar are just unbeatable: crystal-clear, broken and bright, with that particular “dry” and “hollow” sound, typical in the best flamenco guitars, making its sound the quintessence of FLAMENCO.
This flamenco guitar has got middle tension, and a perfect height of strings in the saddle and fingerboard, providing the guitarist with a high degree of comfort for both hands, as well as an easy performance.
The condition of this flamenco guitar is really good. It just has a crack on the back perfectly repaired and documented in the attached images. The original french polish has been replaced by a thin layer of natural nitrocellulose varnish, without affecting the original thickness of the wood.
|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)