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Santos Hernandez 1874-1943: Maestro Guitarrero


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Santos Hernández is undoubtedly Spain’s most creative and most important guitar luthier from the first half of the twentieth century.

It was Santos who in 1912, while working as a foreman at Manuel Ramírez’s workshop, built the famous guitar that would travel the world with Andrés Segovia for years to come. Santos’ instruments were also adopted by other great guitarists of his day, like Regino Sainz de la Maza, Luise Walker, Sabicas, Ramón Montoya, Niño Ricardo, Celedonio Romero, Abel Carlevaro…

Through his loving hands, the beautiful sound attained by Antonio de Torres was brought into the twentieth century.

French & English

208 pages for this 4-color book
Plan of a 1935 guitar (Karel Dedain)
Format: 22,5 x 30 cm.
Weight: 1,8 kg

Introduction by Pepe Romero
The life of Santos Hernández Rodríguez
The Press
Santos' Heritage
1945 Exhibition
Sales Journal
The workshop
Flamenco / Flamenco
“Montada para flamenco” – Richard Bruné
Labels and signatures
Evolution of headstocks
Santos’ bracing – Juan Fernández Manjarrés
Notes on acoustics – Juan Fernández Manjarrés
The rosettes
Luthiers’ point of view: Gabriele Lodi, Yuris Zeltins
Guitarists’ point of view: Alejandro Hurtado, Wulfin Lieske, María Esther Guzmán
Santos 1924, ex-Segovia – John Ray
Santos 1924, ex-Luise Walker – Tobias Braun
Santos 1927 – Stefano Grondona

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