World's Finest Flamenco Guitars Carefully Selected by our Experts
|Name||Year||Top wood||Back & Sides||Scale Length||Country||Availability||Price|
|2015 Andy Culpepper CD/CY||2015||Cedar||Cypress||656 mm||USA||In Stock||$5,000.00|
|2020 Gerundino Fernandez Hijo "Negra" CD/EB||2020||Cedar||Exotic Ebony||660 mm||Spain||In Stock||$7,000.00|
|2000 Jose Marin Plazuelo SP/CY||2000||Spruce||Cypress||650 mm||Spain||Sold||$7,500.00|
|1996 Conde Hermanos "AF 25" SP/IN||1996||Spruce||Indian Rosewood||664 mm||Spain||In Stock||$7,000.00|
|2010 Felipe Conde "FC 27" SP/IN||2010||Spruce||Indian Rosewood||664 mm||Spain||In Stock||$8,500.00|
|2022 German Vazquez Rubio "Concert Blanca 640" SP/CY||2022||Spruce||Cypress||640 mm||USA||In Stock||$6,000.00|
|2019 Felipe Conde "Reedicion 1975" SP/PF||2019||Spruce||Pau Ferro||664 mm||Spain||In Stock||$10,000.00|
|2022 Francisco Barba CD/CY||2022||Cedar||Cypress||656 mm||Spain||Sold||$14,000.00|
|2022 Hermanos Camps "Primera Negra" SP/IN||2022||Spruce||Indian Rosewood||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$2,500.00|
|2022 Hermanos Camps "Primera Blanca" SP/CY||2022||Spruce||Cypress||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$1,999.00|
|1968 Miguel Rodriguez CD/CY||1968||Cedar||Cypress||655 mm||Spain||In Stock||Inquire|
|2018 Felipe Conde "Pepe Habichuela" SP/CY||2018||Spruce||Cypress||664 mm||Spain||In Stock||$12,500.00|
|1950 Marcelo Barbero SP/CY (ex Manolo Sanlucar)||1950||Spruce||Cypress||670 mm||Spain||In Stock||Inquire|
|2022 Hermanos Sanchis Lopez "Antonio Rey" SP/CY||2022||Spruce||Cypress||660 mm||Spain||In Stock||$5,000.00|
|Cordoba "GK Studio Negra" SP/IN||New||Spruce||Indian Rosewood (Lam.)||650 mm||China||In Stock||$749.00|
|2021 Hermanos Sanchis Lopez "Antonio Rey" SP/IN||2021||Spruce||Indian Rosewood||660 mm||Spain||In Stock||$5,000.00|
|2016 Jesus de Jimenez SP/CY||2016||Spruce||Cypress||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$4,500.00|
|2015 Peter Tsiorba SP/KO||2015||Spruce||Koa||656 mm||USA||In Stock||$5,500.00|
|2022 Hermanos Camps "FL11C Negra" SP/IN||2022||Spruce||Indian Rosewood||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$2,750.00|
|Cordoba "F10" SP/CY||New||Spruce||Cypress||650 mm||China||In Stock||$1,299.00|
|Cordoba "GK Studio" SP/CY||New||Spruce||Cypress (Lam.)||650 mm||China||In Stock||$749.00|
|Cordoba "FCWE Reissue" SP/CY||New||Spruce||Cypress||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$2,199.00|
|c. 1912 Manuel Ramirez SP/CY||c. 1912||Spruce||Cypress||645 mm||Spain||In Stock||Inquire|
|2021 Gerundino Fernandez Hijo "Blanca" CD/CY||2021||Cedar||Cypress||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$8,000.00|
|2006 Conde Hermanos "AF 25" SP/IN||2006||Spruce||Indian Rosewood||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$8,500.00|
|1968 Manuel Reyes SP/CY||1968||Spruce||Cypress||656 mm||Spain||In Stock||$15,000.00|
|2021 Gerundino Fernandez Hijo "Negra" SP/PF||2021||Spruce||Pau Ferro||656 mm||Spain||In Stock||$8,500.00|
|2006 Conde Hermanos "AF 25/R" SP/KO||2006||Spruce||Koa||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$7,500.00|
|2021 Otto Vowinkel "2aF" SP/CY||2021||Spruce||Cypress||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$2,500.00|
|Loriente "Carmen" SP/CY||New||Spruce||Cypress||650 mm||Spain||In Stock||$1,999.00|
|Cordoba "GK Pro Negra" SP/IN||New||Spruce||Indian Rosewood||650 mm||China||In Stock||$1,899.00|
Are flamenco guitars different?
The difference between classical guitar and flamenco guitar basically lie in their materials, construction, and sound:
Materials: Classical guitars are generally made with spruce or cedar tops and rosewood or mahogany backs and sides to enhance sustain. Flamenco guitars are generally made with spruce tops and cypress or sycamore for the backs and sides to enhance volume and emphasize the attack of the note.
Construction: The body of a classical guitar is generally deeper and the woods are slightly thicker. Flamenco guitars have a flat or negative (before string tension) neck relief, making the action very fast at the cost of some buzzing. The strings are also closer to the body on flamenco guitars to facilitate tapping. Flamenco guitars often bear a “golpeador”, which is a sheet of plastic mounted to the face of the guitar to protect its finish.
Sound: The classical guitar is designed to give the soloist the tools to perform poly-timbral music: “An orchestra in a box”. The attack is soft with a longer and gradual decay. The flamenco guitar is designed to cut through the sound of dancers stomping their feet. The sound is a bit more percussive, a loud sonic burst followed by a swift decay
Our guitar store features both flamenco guitars and classical guitars.
What kind of guitars will I find in the GSI guitar store?
In our guitar store, you’ll find classical and flamenco guitars – also known collectively as "nylon string" guitars. For nearly 4 decades our mission has been to offer the widest selection possible of the best instruments made by the world’s finest luthiers – we have collaborated with such elite makers as Daniel Friederich, Edmund Blochinger, Dominique Field, Andrea Tacchi, and many others, but also regularly seek out younger, "up and coming" talent - many of whom are quickly becoming recognized as the leading luthiers of their generation. We also specialize in offering the rarest and most exciting vintage guitars made by history’s most renown makers such as Antonio de Torres, Hermann Hauser Sr., Robert Bouchet and many, many others. You'll also find a variety of high-quality student instruments made by the industries leading manufacturers. Since opening our doors in 1983, we have become established and recognized as the largest international dealer of fine classical and flamenco guitars. Enjoy browsing our current selection as well as visiting our museum where we continue to show many of the great guitars that have passed through our doors.
What kind of guitar is used to play flamenco?
Even though it’s recommended to use a flamenco guitar for flamenco music, it’s still also possible to play flamenco music on classical guitars, as well as classical music on flamenco guitars. Flamenco guitars have lower action and a punchier, more percussive sound which makes them better for very rhythmic flamenco music .
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