1990 Gerundino Fernandez SP/CSAR


Year: 1990 Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: CSA Rosewood Scale Length: 660 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Spain Condition: Good


ITEM: 04799


The late Gerundino Fernandez (1931-2006), is considered by many to be one of the best flamenco builders of the latter half of the twentieth century, along with Arcangel Fernandez and Manuel Reyes. His guitars have been played by many top players, most notably Paco Pena, Paco del Gastor, Tomatito, Juan Martin and even Eric Clapton. Gerundino lived and built in the city of Almeria: birthplace and home of Antonio de Torres and the modern Spanish guitar.

This example from 1990 is a incredible player's guitar. It is amazingly lightweight for a negra, with fast action and an aggressive, responsive tone. It is bright and loud, with a serious flamenco growl. The guitar does have a few repaired cracks, as well as related touch-up finish work. Overall, a tremendous Gerundino for the serious guitarist, one that easily justifies his reputation as one of history's greatest flamenco guitar makers.

A hardshell case is included with this guitar.

Don't show me this again