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1930 Santos Hernandez SP/CSAR

Year 1930
Top Spruce
Back & Sides CSA Rosewood
Scale Length 653 mm
Nut width 50 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Spain
Luthier Santos Hernández
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Description

Santos Hernandez is quickly joining the ranks of Torres and Hauser I in terms of collectibility and historical importance. Santos became a very established maker early in his career when he became known as the builder of the Manuel Ramirez guitar of 1912 that was owned and played by Segovia. Many others have played his instruments, including Regino Sainz de la Maza (for whom the Concierto de Aranjuez was written), Eduardo Abreu, and the Romero family among others. This particular guitar, built in 1930, is a gorgeous example of Santos’ work, with beautiful materials and superb craftsmanship. Tone is warm yet clear, balanced and focused with a deep, old-world sound. Players for the past 100 years have valued these instruments for their charming, introverted quality of tone and this instrument is a wonderful example of Santos at his best.

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