Manuel Reyes / 1a Signed / 1959 / Guitar For Sale
Manuel Reyes (1934-2014) is doubtlessly the most famous flamenco guitar maker in Spain at the time of his death. Manuel’s stature was such that Luis F. Leal Pinar devoted an entire chapter in “Guitarreros de Andalucia” (2004) to him. Manuel made only about 20 guitars a year. His flamenco guitars were in such demand, and his waiting list was so long, that he stopped taking new orders more than 20 years ago. Since his death, the demand for his guitar has only increased.
This guitar has the best flamenco voice. It produces sharp snappy percussive rasqueado, can play sweetly too, and has a throaty growl when desired. Definitelly a sound to fall in love with.
The guitar is perfectly adjusted, with a low action (2.8 E6 and 2.3 E1) and a straight neck. The nut width is 52 mm and the scale length is 667 mm. The top is of fine spruce and the back and sides are of cypress.
It had several repairs and the finish of the back and sides has been refreshed.
It comes with the original hard case.
Vintage Guitar World, Germany
Vintage Guitar World was founded out of passion for guitar playing and the search for the special sound.Selling guitars is not just a job for us – we love guitars and live music.
We are specialized in classical, flamenco and acoustic guitars. As our name already suggests, our preference is on vintage and historically valuable guitars.We want to offer our customers special, unique and high quality guitars.
Guitars which are specially selected and outstanding in sound.All guitars are checked and adjusted. We work closely together with guitar builders and repair shops to adjust each guitar.