This nice sounding guitar was built by Alfonso Checa in Baza (Granada) in 1970
Alfonso Checa and the instruments of his studio were awarded with the gold medal at the international fair in Madrid (1953). Some years later at the exhibition in Ronda they received the highest price as well. During his life he built guitars for Gerundino Fernandez and Antonio Marin Montero. He was very respected among the luthiers of Granada.
He taught his children, who continue his shop until this day.
This guitar is made of very nice wood. The top is made of German spruce, with a very high quality. The back and the sides are made of very fine rosewood. The scale length is 653 mm and the nut width 51 mm.
It falls into our special category: Players dream and collectors nightmare. It shows a huge amount of wear from play and use all around and has also received some repairs. On the other hand it plays and sounds like a champ and definitely has the sound of a guitar from the great Madrid makers: Santos Hernandez, Modesto Borreguero, Arcangel Fernandez, Marcelo Barbero … we have had all these guitars and know what we are talking about!
The sound of this guitar is bold and loud. It has a very clear and detailed tone with a lot of quality and fine timbres.
Its enormously powerful and has a great dynamic – a lot of fun to play this cool guitar.
The sound quality can be described as a bit mystical with magical attraction. The guitar fills the entire room with the most beautiful tones and impresses with a breathtaking variety of timbres. An absolutely noble instrument on concert level – very finely built for highest tonal demands.
The guitar has been professionally restored and is 100% ready to play. It comes with a new case.