1985 Gerundino Fernandez SP/CY
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The late Gerundino Fernandez (1931-2006), is considered by many to be one of the greatest flamenco builders of the latter half of the twentieth century, along with Arcangel Fernandez and Manuel Reyes. His guitars have been played by many top players, most notably Paco Pena, Paco del Gastor, Tomatito, Juan Martin and even Eric Clapton.
This spruce blanca has a fast response and a big, woody, traditional flamenco sound. More precisely, the tone is clear and focused with a slightly dark texture - "Andalusian" in character – not surprising as Gerundino himself lived and built in the city of Almeria: birthplace and home of Antonio de Torres and the modern Spanish guitar. It plays great - the extremely lightweight build give it a very explosive attack, it has a big, raspy sound. Very similar to the famous sound of Paco Pena, who famously played Gerundino's from this era. It has 1 repaired (cleated internally) crack on the bass side of the soundboard, back and sides are crack-free. Overall, a wonderful concert guitar of a great vintage for the serious flamenco player and collector.