2012 Pepe Romero "Negra" CD/IN


Year: 2012 Top: Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: USA Condition: NEW
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus


ITEM: 05826A


NEWS: This guitar was sold to Paco de Lucia! He says that he feels enchanted by the guitar. He loves the round sound, that it feels great in his hands and tunes great... We will post some photos of Paco with the guitar shortly after we receive them.

Made by the son of the great guitarist of the same name. It has huge volume and extremely quick response, much in the style of the great Andalucian flamencos - particularly of Miguel Rodriguez. Since his 170th instrument, Pepe has adopted a reverse fan system (fans radiating from the bridge area, rather than from the soundhole) for his standard model after studying an early 1970's Rodriguez with this very system. Pepe feels this opens the instrument up, and gives it a unique distinctive quality of sound that appeals greatly to his sense of style. The instrument is very lightly built as was common with most mid-century flamencos. Playability is very easy with a smooth neck and large, rounded frets. The sound is thick and warm, yet very pure and separated, which is exceptional for a cedar top negra like this. One interesting detail is the use of a brass nut, which also adds an extra helping of clarity and brightness to the sound. Although this guitar was purchased by Paco de Lucia, we can offer this same model (with the option to change any of the specs), so please don't hesitate to contact us regarding placing an order.

Luthier Bio: Pepe Romero Jr.

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