We are thrilled to have recently met with Gerundino Fernandez Hijo
, son of the legendary Almeria builder of the same name. He was able to show us a couple of instruments and we were immediately convinced that he possessed the same subtle touch as his late father. This should come as no surprise, as he grew up constantly in the workshop, assisting his father over many years with such tasks as sanding wood, inlaying kerfings, gluing backs and tops, etc. He also regularly accompanied and assisted his uncle Eladio in locating, cutting and selecting the best woods that would eventually become the material for his fathers guitars, and now, his own.
This is our first instrument from him, and of course we had to have the classic "cedar blanca" with pegs (in this case, "machined" pegs for old-school look but easy use), the same formula immortalized by the 1974 Gerundino played in countless recordings and concerts by Paco Pena. The original design has been maintained (including the famous carved head), as well as the sound - the trademark woody, traditional flamenco sound of Gerundino is all here. The guitar has huge volume, easy playability and excellent craftsmanship. Overall a fantastic and iconic instrument in every way.
We are very pleased to be representing Gerundino Hijo exclusively in the USA and can highly recommend this guitar to the most discriminating flamenco players.