Luis Fernandez de Cordoba "Blanca"
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Luis Fernandez de Cordoba
is a Panamanian born luthier, who started building guitars in 2000. Although he began constructing and repairing acoustic guitars of all styles, it wasn’t until 2009 that he dedicated himself exclusively to the world of classical and flamenco. Whole-heartedly inspired by the traditional Spanish method of construction, Luis has spent a great deal of time admiring the great masters of the past like Antonio de Torres, Santos Hernandez, Hermann Hauser I, Manuel Velazquez, José Romanillos, and Robert Bouchet. He also spent time apprenticing in Granada, Spain. On the US side of his studies, he has visited the workshops of Richard and Marshall Brune as well as Jeff Elliott, another of his inspirations.
This is a lightly built, traditional flamenco blanca. In this guitar Luis has captured the energy and responsiveness of the mid-century style - a bouncy, almost 'springy' quality in each note, with immediate attack and precise focus. It's simply a delight to play with easy setup and low flamenco action - just enough to also catch a bit of that "flamenco buzz" to help add some sizzle to the tone. A great flamenco from this excellent maker.
Photos of this guitar being built
Luthier Bio: Luis Fernandez de Cordoba