Conde Hermanos “Flamenca Blanca” from the 70’s – a very nice guitar in the style of a Domingo Esteso!
Conde Hermanos are not simply guitar builders like others, no, they have probably written flamenco history like no one else. The three brothers Faustino, Julio and Mariano started to build guitars for Domingo Esteso. He was the great master, head and trainer in their early years.
After the death of Esteso the three brothers started little by little to built instruments in their own style. First with the label Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso, but in the beginning of the 60s, it was not easy to make a living by selling flamenco guitars.
When the young Paco de Lucia finally became aware of Conde at the end of the 60s beginning of the 70s – he had previously played Ramirez – they had created their own type of guitar, with incredibly strong basses and singing trebles – simply brilliant flamenco guitars.
Paco was seen from then on almost exclusively with Conde, which naturally found its imitators due to the popularity of Paco. In the old TV recordings of the 70s there is almost no guitarist who didn’t play Conde.
Faustino Conde, who is considered to be in charge of the construction of the old Condes, has written flamenco history.
This legend of the Condes has remained to this day.
This guitar is built in the style of a Domingo Esteso in the workshop of calle Pozuelo de Alarcon. There is no date on the label as it was usual for this Conde workshop. It can be dated to the early 70’s.
The top is made of spruce. Back and sides are made of cypress. It has 650 mm scale length and 52 mm nut width.
The guitar has a deep and bold vintage sound. It is absolutely powerful and fills the whole room. The basses are very deep. The trebles are clear and precise. The sound has developped a very nice and charming vintage quality.
It is well adjusted with a perfect action and a straight neck.
The condition is good … it has been played a lot and some cracks have been repaired. The guitar is also full of the scars and wear from play and use, which give it a nice vintage character. We have checked everything and the guitar is ready to go.
A great opportunity to get a real vintage player from Conde’s golden period at a relatively low price!