Plan, 1933 Santos Hernandez Flamenco
Santos 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.
There are two basic ways in which the flamenco guitar differs from the classical. First is in the choice of woods to use, and second is in the design and thickness of the component parts. The strutting in the flamenco is usually kept quite simple because the rather open, earthy sound is best achieved if the soundboard is not too controlled. 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.
Drawing by Roy Courtnall Summerfield.
|Scale length||650 mm|
|# of frets||19|
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