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2018 Ethan Deutsch SP/ZR

  Specifications
Year
2018
Top
Spruce
Back & Sides
Ziricote
Scale Length
650 mm
Nut width
52 mm
Finish
French Polish
Country
USA
Condition
New
Case
Yes
Exchange
ExchangePlus
Luthier
ETHAN DEUTSCH
  Background

Seattle-based luthier Ethan Deutsch has been building guitars on and off since the early 1970’s, and full-time since 1997. He was first attracted to flamenco music in his teens and in 1970 as a young flamenco guitarist, he moved to Morón de la Frontera, Sevilla in Spain for a year. It was there that Ethan had the good fortune of learning flamenco and befriending the legendary Gypsy guitarist Diego del Gastor. After returning to the US in 1971, he started to build guitars, at first learning from Irving Sloane’s book “Classic Guitar Construction”, but for the most part he was self-taught. In the ensuing years, as Ethan made his way through life, including the completion of a PhD in chemistry from Princeton University, he continued to build guitars, build furniture (he even at one point owned a furniture store in Chicago, building the furniture himself) all the meanwhile performing flamenco under the stage name “Mario Amaya”.

  Description

Like his background as a player, Ethan’s guitars are very traditional. They are notably lightweight like the mid-century guitars coming from Andalucia and likewise have a strong, quick snap to the attack of each note. The body of...

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