Miguel Rodriguez ex Pepe Romero 1924 Flamenco Guitar Spruce/Cypress

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$18,000
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Details
      
  • Year: 1924
  • Country: Spain
  • Back & Sides: Cypress
  • Top: Spruce
  • Scale Length: 650mm
  • Finish: French Polish
  • Nut Width: 50mm
  • Case: Yes


Background:


The classical and flamenco guitars of Miguel Rodriguez have been the favorite pick of many leading concert artists, most notably all members of the Romero family. In actuality, when speaking of Miguel Rodriguez, one is really making reference to a family of four guitar builders spanning three generations.

Description:

This guitar is a monster of a blanca built in the 3rd decade both of this guitar maker’s career and of the 20th century. Although it was built in the mid-1920s (the year is written on the internal heel) it has all the punch and power normally associated with the great mid-century Andalucian flamencos with the sound resonating off the top, back and sides. It has a loose, dry and penetrating sound with big basses and succulent, fat trebles. The higher registers are incredibly sweet and sensuous. In the hands of a classical player this guitar also sings beautifully - it can accommodate virtually any style of music with great charm and elegance. It was built by Miguel Rodriguez Beneyto (1888-1975), the patriarch of the Rodriguez family. His instruments rarely appear on the market, so this is an extraordinary find.

Pepe Romero Sr. bought this guitar in Malaga from a relative of Paco de Lucia, who recalled Paco’s fondness and regular use of this guitar throughout his life. As happens with many "Romero owned" guitars, this instrument passed from father to son, and now to us. There are some well-repaired cracks throughout, all are very stable and the instrument is in concert-ready or recording condition. Overall, very desirable for its quality (and quantity) of sound, superb playability and aesthetic beauty – collector and performer alike will find this to be an extremely exciting instrument to own and play.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed3 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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