Master built guitar by Felipe Conde, with an irresistible sound! If you are trying to find a high-end Hermanos Conde Flamenco guitar – this is it!
The Story started with Domingo Esteso. He was one of the great guitar builders at the beginning of the 20th century. Esteso died in 1937, but Faustino Conde and his brothers Mariano and Julio continued the workshop under the name ‘Vda y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso’ and then ‘Hermanos Conde Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso’.
Felipe Conde (son of Mariano Conde) started working in the shop at the age of 15 and had the great opportunity to learn his craftsmanship from the great masters.
After the death of Faustino Conde, Mariano Conde and his son opened an independent workshop on Calle Felipe V No. 2 in Madrid.
Felipe still runs this workshop today and he has introduced his children to the art of building guitars.
This guitar was built and signed by Felipe Conde in 2002.
The materials are exquisite with a beautiful matured spruce top and high quality cypress back and sides.
It has a scale length of 664 mm and a nut width of 52 mm.
Rocked hard, but what a sound … this guitar has most probably seen all stages in Spain and has been played like crazy throughout all the years. Its a beaten up guitar with many scratches, some repairs and even a patch on the side from a former pickup that has been removed.
This guitar has definitely had a hard life, but this has formed the sound to what it is today … a furious sounding guitar, with an open, punchy sound … a wide range of timbres and an enormous volume.
By far the best Felipe Conde we had … great dynamic and penetrating, but also very balanced and clear. A sharp and biting tone when it is played hard, but sweet and singing melodies come out when you play it gentle – hard to find such a flexible guitar like that one.
Built entirely in the tradition of the Conde Hermanos, the leading Madrid manufacturers of the last 50 years, it plays easily with a beautifully shaped neck. It is ready to play ad has been carefully checked and adjusted by our luthier. A fishman pickup system is installed, which is working fine.
Overall it is a great modern Madrid guitar with a rich and full sound.
It comes with a suitable guitar case.