Manuel Contreras / Flamenco 2A / 1973 / Guitar
This flamenco guitar was made in the Contreras workshop in 1973. The fact that the label isn't signed means that it was not made by Manuel himself but in his workshop under his supervision. It's a very lightweight guitar with cypress back and sides and spruce soundboard. The fingerboard is ebony and the head veneer and possibly the bridge are Brazilian rosewood. One of the friction pegs is not original but functions well. Hiscox hard case included.
The scale length is 656mm. The nut width is just under 51mm.
A J Lucas Luthier, UK
I believe passionately in the connection between player and instrument. The guitar should not be a barrier between the musician and their music and so I builds tactile guitars that one can feel a visceral connection with. As much as possible I use reclaimed and local woods without compromising the quality of the instruments. I was originally trained in architecture and my work is informed by a sense of form and structure.
I build mainly steel string flat-top, electric and classical guitars to my own designs but also make mandolin family instruments and ukuleles.
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