1996 Conde Hermanos "AF 25" SP/IN
|Back & Sides||Indian Rosewood|
|Scale Length||664 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
Conde Hermanos guitars have been the industry standard for Spanish flamencos for many decades now. Conde has been the guitar of choice for the vast number of great players for many generations from Nino Ricardo and Melchor de Marchena to Paco de Lucia (who had recorded and concertized for nearly his entire career on Conde guitars), Moraito, Gerardo Nunez, Canizares, Rafael Riqueni and the present generation's Diego del Morao and many others. Click here to see a small sampling of such performances. They are famously known for a dry, "woody" and very firm tone, capable of retaining clarity and punch even when driven to the extreme limits of speed - whether in picado, tremolo or rasguedo techniques - these guitars can hold up and deliver a reliable and consistent quality of tone.
This model is a "negra" which of course was popularized by Paco de Lucia after he began playing and recording on one in 1969, but these also been picked up and played by countless other flamencos since. The rosewood back and sides give the box added projection, which makes these very useful in larger halls, with ensemble or even in solo settings. Although "used" it is in excellent condition - apart from a ding behind the bridge (now under a golpeador) the guitar shows barely any signs of prior use.