VV: '99 Francisco Barba Flamenco Blanca guitar (built by Sanchis Carpio) nice case, THIS IS A STEAL

Used – Good
$600 price drop
+ $45 Shipping
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This seller is open to offers
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Athens, GA, United States
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About This Listing

Before reading this I urge you to check out my Seller Feedback, some examples of which can be found at the end of this listing--there's a reason I have THE BEST feedback of any independent seller of used guitars anywhere; if you get it from me, you will NOT be disappointed. 

If you think you've seen this before, you have--I keep changing my mind about whether to sell it or not.  If you want it, grab it before I change my mind again.  

    This is the best deal I've got.  A steal at its original listing price of $1700, almost a giveaway at its current price--but I'll still consider offers; I can always say no.  ALSO NOTE:  THIS ONE COMES WITH A RETURN.

    Extremely rare and priced for quick sell: 1999 Francisco Barba Flamenco blanca built for him by fellow master Ricardo Sanchis Carpio in perfect playing order. Absolutely superb player/sounder--only Barba would classify this as an estudio.  

I hardly ever offer returns (if you read my feedback you'll see why--don't need to) but will with this one simply because it is inconceivable to me that anyone who plays it won't immediately see that it's a way better guitar than anything close to it in price.  If you don't like it, send it back.  (I have no doubt you'll keep it.)  

This is the real article:  sound is super soulful, aggressive, muy flamenco, FULL--great spectrum, expressive lows; rasgueados have an agressive metallic flash; some really beautiful ghosting (inner reverb) in the trebles.  Light weight, fast play, perfect for someone looking for a $3K quality authentic master Spanish flamenco blanca for the price of an intermediate level Cordoba.   

Great tuners, low action, exquisite all solid wood:  German Spruce, highly figured Mediterranean Cypress, Ebony fretboard, Spanish Cedar neck.  660 scale; action is 3/2.5mm on low E and high.  

Considerable signs of wear, but absolutely NO ISSUES:  a ding or two on the side of the neck and one long top split professionally repaired the way all such repairs ideally should be: inside and out, refinished, then covered with two new golpeadors, thus making it permanently stable and a total non-issue.  There is nothing in this guitar to compromise playability, sound, structural integrity or potential longevity.  Basically, the only thing the repair affects is enabling me to offer it at an extremely reasonable price.  

And I need to sell:  I'm having a get-beyond-Covid clearing out the closet sale, and practically everything is going at cut-rate prices.  If you're looking for some great deals, check my listings over the next few days.  Of especial interest may be two immaculate hand built Spanish Flamenco Negras, both, like this one, PRICED TO SELL TODAY.

Comes with nearly-new Gator softcore case.  

Read my feedback. Buy this guitar. Embrace joy.

Needless to say, many of us are still hurting--I'm selling a lot of things I had kind of hoped to hold onto, and I know that a lot of people just don't have a lot of money to throw around on upscale guitars. I'm keeping that in mind with the pricing of all my offerings. I'm open to offers, but the margin is tight--IF YOU WANT IT, GRAB IT. One thing worth considering in regard to this one, is that, due to its scarcity (among other things), it's virtually guaranteed to retain--and increase--in value.
  • Note: Reverb now applies a tax of 8% to sales which are shipped to almost all states. That charge will be added on after the sale--I DON'T RECEIVE A PENNY OF IT.  
  • Also note: As with all my guitars, if the shipping expense exceeds what I'm charging, it's on me but if it's less, I'll refund you the difference.

  • And please don't request a video or sound clip. Not set up for that; there is simply no way a phone can capture the nuances of the sound of a guitar like this--sorry.
  • Fantastic! As promised. Great communication. Great guitar. COMPLETELY SATISFIED!
    Best little gem I have laid hands on yet....great seller..super smooth A+++
    Warning, seller's auctions highly addictive- but in a very good way.
    Best experience of my 11 years with Ebay. Read the seller's listings and learn.
    Wow! What an incredibly beautiful Yairi DY74; it is still loved! Stellar seller.
    VIC IS THE MAN! BELIEVE HIM! Fabulous guitar. Thank you!
    Simply the best transaction! Thanks again Vic-you're the best-AAAA+
    burley 888
    vic gave me the best ebay experience yet:-honest-fast-great guitar +shipping YES

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Product Specs

Listed3 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
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