2015 Felipe Conde "CC 37" CD/MR
|Back & Sides||African Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||51 mm|
This is a concert classical from Felipe Conde. The basic dimensions and proportions are derived from the soleras used by Esteso with subsequent innovations and changes introduced by Conde Hermanos in the seventies and eighties. The wood used throughout is naturally dried for at least thirty years. Workmanship is the usual very high standard for this maker, very clean, precise and with a refined aesthetic, not just in the beautiful rosette but also by the classic Esteso head shape. Sound is big, hearty and full, yet very balanced and clear at the same time. It has the power of the great Madrid classical guitars of the 60s and 70s (like Bernabe or Ramirez), and plays easily - thanks in part to the reinforced neck (ebony strip visible from behind). Overall a beautiful and powerful Madrid guitar with a rich and full sound.