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Sold - SKU: GUCLFLE-08054 - Ignacio Fleta

1976 Ignacio Fleta CD/IN (ex Craig H. Russell)

Year 1976
Top Cedar
Back & Sides Indian Rosewood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 53 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Spain
Condition Excellent
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Luthier Ignacio Fleta
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Description

This instrument from 1976 was built during what many players and aficionados consider Fleta's golden cedar period. The sound is absolutely magical, powerful and rich with a deep body resonance that is almost cello-like. It has unusually good separation of voices even when playing chordal passages. Balance is perfect, and it has a haunting, mysterious and dark sound, with substantial power. One of its most remarkable characteristics is its superb sustain in virtually every register. The condition of the guitar is great - it has no cracks and is original condition with only very modest signs of playing wear. This instrument has only had one previous owner to date, classical/film composer and guitarist Craig H. Russell, whose orchestral works have been released by Naxos and whose guitar concerto was recorded by Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey. This Fleta is in exceptional playing condition - ready for recording studio or concert stage. This is certainly a fine example from one of the greatest luthiers of 20th century. A very desirable instrument for both collector and performer.

Description

This instrument from 1976 was built during what many players and aficionados consider Fleta's golden cedar period. The sound is absolutely magical, powerful and rich with a deep body resonance that is almost cello-like. It has unusually good separation of voices even when playing chordal passages. Balance is perfect, and it has a haunting, mysterious and dark sound, with substantial power. One of its most remarkable characteristics is its superb sustain in virtually every register. The condition of the guitar is great - it has no cracks and is original condition with only very modest signs of playing wear. This instrument has only had one previous owner to date, classical/film composer and guitarist Craig H. Russell, whose orchestral works have been released by Naxos and whose guitar concerto was recorded by Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey. This Fleta is in exceptional playing condition - ready for recording studio or concert stage. This is certainly a fine example from one of the greatest luthiers of 20th century. A very desirable instrument for both collector and performer.

Background
For performers and collectors alike, the name Ignacio Fleta (1897-1977) ranks among the elite handful of 20th century luthiers. His colorful guitar-making career spanned nearly half a century and his legacy has continued to the present day, with the instruments of his two sons Gabriel and Francisco, and now grandson Gabriel Jr. Countless scores of the finest players in the world have played his instruments (the most notable champions would be Andres Segovia and John Williams).

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