2016 Francisco Barba SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||656 mm|
|Nut width||53 mm|
What one first notices when looking at this negra is how visually stunning it is. It features many unique and lovely details starting with the rosette - which instead of having the typical mosaic in its center, it has rosewood inlays in the same shape as the design which has flanked his label for many years. The ends of the bridge are also slightly carved in a stylistically similar way, which compliments the immediately identifiable and bold headshape. A very striking look overall.
Tone is fat and balanced with a lot of punch, volume and flamenco edge. In other words - a very powerful and lively Andalusian flamenco guitar by every measure. Playability is a breeze - it has an easy and sleek neck with low flamenco action and just the right amount of "sizzle" which adds to the authentic southern Spanish flamenco sound. This is a top concert instrument for any professional flamenco setting - whether on stage or in studio.
Although a second-hand guitar, this Barba is in like-new, "mint" condition.