This is a very interesting Fleta which was built in 1999, using parts (back, sides, neck, etc.) from an earlier Fleta from 1957 (as indicated by the label). Included with this guitar is a book of photos showing the guitar being built and the older parts being re-used. Fleta guitars are known for their unique style - a fusion of violin and cello construction techniques with traditional Spanish guitar building processes. The resulting sound is very haunting, dark and mysterious, being suited wonderfully to contemporary, Spanish or South American repertoire. This guitar has superb sustain in virtually every register. Playability is easy, with a very comfortable neck and response to the right hand. Condition is excellent with only some minor playing wear. Over the last half century, scores of the finest players in the world have played Fleta guitars, including Andres Segovia, John Williams, Angel Romero, Turibio Santos, Alirio Diaz and Marcelo Kayath to name just a few. This is an extremely powerful and bold Fleta, very desirable to both the collector and performer alike.