2012 Lester DeVoe "Negra" w/pegs SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||54 mm|
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American luthier Lester DeVoe is among the most in-demand flamenco guitar makers alive today. His career has lasted for well over 30 years, and his guitars have been played by Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo and Sabicas. He builds in the style of the old masters, creating punchy guitars thanks to their lightweight build. Perhaps the main reason Lester Devoe's guitars are played by so many professionals, is their superb playability and balance. Perfect balance in string tension, across strings and up the fretboard. Picado releases instantly and with confirmation, even when crossing strings. Intonation is also perfect, all the way up the neck. Action is low and extremely playable. Neck profile is beautiful, workmanship as well. This guitar from 2012 is in excellent condition, with minor finish wear and no damage. It is a very well-constructed guitar, with clean aesthetics and great attention to detail inside and out. Materials are beautiful including a lovely set of CSA rosewood for the back and sides, and it is fitted with "machined" pegs for an old-school look but with modern ease of tuning. The sound is "flamenco puro" - bright, vibrant basses and snappy trebles. It is extremely lightweight and gutsy, and is one of very few modern guitars made in such a traditional style. If you've been waiting for a special Devoe, this is an excellent choice.