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Francisco Barba Flamenco Guitar French Polish

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Fine Fretted String Instruments Since 1987
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655 mm Scale, 52 mm Nut. Very Fine grain German Spruce Soundboard and Cypress back and sides. French Polish. 7 fan braces. A cut kerfing piece attaching the top to the sides, a single band attaching the back to the sides. Maple Tap guards.

The string height is 3/32" (2.5 mm) at the 12th fret on both the 6th and 1st strings.

Francisco Barba now has a 3-4 year waiting list, he began making guitars in 1958.

Some of the 1st generation of flamenco players to use Francisco Barba guitars include: Rafael Riqueni, Manuel Cano, Pedro Peña, Pedro Bacan, Manolo Sanlucar, etc.

Some of the well known modern players who play Francisco Barba guitars are: Diego Morao, Niño de Pura, Manuel Molina, José Manuel Roldán, Mariano Martín, Pepe Justicia and Antonio Rey, he played a 1976 Barba.

There is a 5 page biography with photos of the luthier at his workbench in the hardcover book: "Guitarreros de Madrid. Artistas para la sonanta". by Luis F. Leal Pinar, published in 2004, now almost out of print. I have included one photo from that biography.

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