Conde Hermanos guitars have been the industry standard for Spanish flamencos for many decades now. Conde has been the guitar of choice for the vast number of great players for many generations from Nino Ricardo and Melchor de Marchena to Paco de Lucia (who has recorded and concertized for nearly his entire career on Conde), Moraito, Gerardo Nunez, Canizares, Rafael Riqueni and the present generation's Diego del Morao and many others. Click here to see a small sampling of such performances. They are famously known for a dry, "woody" and very firm tone, capable of retaining clarity and punch even when driven to the extreme limits of speed - whether in picado, tremolo or rasguedo techniques - these guitars can hold up and deliver a reliable and consistent quality of tone.
This is a 2006 concert negra in fantastic condition. It features gorgeous and very striking koa for the back and sides, a wood that has been used regularly by Conde for many of their finest instruments. This wood gives the box improved focus and projection, which is very useful in larger halls, with ensemble or even in solo settings. Sound-wise it has a strong, "bitey" attack and aggressive edge. In addition to its Conde-esque clean and firm tone, this guitar also has an nice warm glow to it - a nice loose "played-in" sound, most noticeably in the trebles which are very lyrical. Lovely instrument both visually and sound-wise. Although "used" it is in like-new condition.