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Plan, 1933 Santos Hernandez Flamenco
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Plan, 1933 Santos Hernandez Flamenco

SKU: PL75

PLAN1933SantosHernandezFlamencoCourtnallPL75at700copyrightSantos Hernandez was the most gifted and famous maker of flamenco guitars in the 20th century. His work on perfecting the design of the flamenco guitar helped establish it as a fine instrument, very different in character to the classical guitar.

There are two basic ways in which the flamenco guitar differs from the classical guitar. The first is in the choice of woods to use, and the second is in the design and thickness of the component parts. The strutting in the flamenco guitar is usually kept quite simple, because the rather free, open, earthy sound is best achieved if the soundboard is not too controlled in how it vibrates. Santos Hernandez used seven fan struts, but no closing struts at the lower end of the guitar. The weight of the guitar is kept to a minimum by using a thin soundboard, and  thin Cypress for the back and ribs (which is much lighter than Rosewood). Drawing by Roy Courtnall Summerfield.

DIMENSIONS
Body length 19.094"
Waist 9.29"
Upper bout 10.787"
Lower bout 14.29"
Body depth 3.74"
Overall length 19.5"
Scale length 650 mm
# of frets 19

 



SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
PL75 Plan, 1933 Santos Hernandez Flamenco Yes $13.50