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1967 Manuel Reyes w/pegs SP/CY

Year 1967
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Cypress
Scale Length 656 mm
Nut width 50.5 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Spain
Luthier Manuel Reyes
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Description

This guitar is easy to play and has all the richness necessary for solo performing. The tone of this instrument is sweet, beautiful and lyrical while retaining the bite and energy of flamenco: when playing melodically, it sings like a human voice, but also awakens with a tremendous bark when pushed harder. The strong, voice-like trebles are balanced by its big low-end that is full but not boomy. As sweet as the tone is, it still has the aggressive response when pushed in the right direction - rasguedos in particular are quite explosive and powerful. Playability is super easy, with easy, soft action. It's a very lightweight instrument, very much in the style of the great mid-century flamencos.

Condition-wise, this is in excellent condition with one hairline crack on the bass side of the fingerboard, expertly repaired. Excellent condition for a guitar from a desirable vintage like this. This is for the most discriminating player or collector seeking a Reyes in such great shape. This guitar is a true masterpiece, a truly remarkable and rare instrument.

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