2008 Conde Hermanos reproduction 1953 Gravina
2008 Felipe V Conde Hermanos Re-edition of a 1953 Gravina no 6 of 50
New was US$14.000.00
Spruce top and Indian Rosewood Back and sides
Conde Hermanos is one of the most famous names in the world of Flamenco guitar. For sale is a 2008 Conde Hermanos Reedicion guitar. This amazing instrument is No 6 of 50 reproductions of a famous Negra flamenco model made in 1953 in the workshop of the nephews (Viuda y Sobrinos Esteso) of the great Domingo Esteso.
The Conde Hermanos lineage dates back to Domingo Esteso who established a workshop in Madrid in 1915. He passed away in 1937 and his nephews and great nephews continued the tradition although they have recently parted ways.
In the 2000’s, each year, Conde Hermanos made a limited edition (50 guitars) of their most famous guitars including the 1953 Negra. This guitar is a step up from the other top end Conde’s that are on the market because they used the best woods and were intended to represent the pinnacle of guitar making in the Conde workshop. Many instruments can be found in collections. Guitar Salon International have one in their “museum”.
This guitar has been played but is in excellent condition. It features a Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides and an ebony fingerboard. It has a 662mm scale length and a nut width of 52mm. It has a French polish finish. The attention to detail is extraordinary and the crafting of this guitar is meticulous. It comes in a hard case.
The sound is very traditional and loud. It can be played with great intensity and remains clear and focused. It is also incredibly responsive when played with a light touch. I can send you a video of it if you are interested. I play Tango pieces, classical pieces and even Jazz and it all sounds fabulous. It’s a very versatile instrument.
This guitar retailed for around $14,000 US in 2008. I have found 2 other re-edition guitars on the net. One in the us selling for $24,000 Singapore dollars at Thomas music and the other is on US eBay with a price of around $12,000 US.
The Sale price of No 6 AU $7.500