Andres Dominguez Guerrero is a luthier in Sevilla, Spain who was born in Jerez de la Frontera in 1947. As a young man he was drawn to the guitar. At the age of 12, he debuted as a flamenco guitarist at the La Pañoleta en Jerez, where he rubbed elbows with great flamenco artists such as Fernando Galo, Romerito de Jero, and El Niño Jero. His love for the instruments, however, eventually drew him into building.
In 1965, he began an apprenticeship with the luthier Manuel Ortega Sousa in Sevilla. Under his tutelage, Andrés honed his skills as a guitar maker, and in 1970 established his own workshop. Andres Dominguez is famous among the Spanish luthiers, so that Luis F. Leal Pinar devotes an entire chapter in “Guitarreros de Andalucia” (2004) to him. His handmade classical and flamenco guitars are based on the designs of Santos Hernandez. The sound he seeks in his guitars is one that is both focused and sweet. As he builds entirely by hand using traditional techniques of construction, his production is limited to about 15 guitars a year.
This particular guitar, built in 1976 is a gorgeous example of an Andres Dominguez at its best. The guitar is lightweight, ultra-responsive with a singing, lyrical and simply beautiful tone. A great dynamic, with a bright snappy attack, great warmth and a beatiful vintage touch to the sound – all this is combined in this masterpiece.
It’s a feather-light instrument, very powerful and a great example of an old world flamenco guitar at its most sublime.
It has slight traces of use and two repairs (excellent work and very solid). It is perfectly adjusted, with a low action and a straight neck. The scale length is 654 mm and the nut width 53 mm. It has a spruce top and cypress back and sides.
It comes with the original case.