This flamenco guitar by Francisco Manuel Díaz, one of the most popular pioneers of the world famous guitar making school in Granada, is an exceptional guitar inspired by the guitars of his teacher Manuel the Chica!
Francisco began his career when he was 16 years old, in the best workshops of his time. His first master was Eduardo Ferrer. After a few years, his enthusiasm led him to work with master guitar maker Manuel de la Chica. He founded his own workshop in 1965 in Cuesta de Gomérez.
He is also a professional guitarist who has accompanied artists such as Fosforito, Fernanda de Utrera, Eva La Yerbabuena, Manuel Liñán and others. He released several albums between 1980 and 1990.
His guitars are recognised for their fine construction and sound quality. Francisco taught his brother Rafael Diaz, Antonio Arroyo, Juan Miguel Carmona and his sons, Victor Manuel and Francisco Manuel Díaz Sánchez the art of guitar making.
This guitar has a cedar top and cypress back and sides. The scale length is 662 mm and the nut width 52 mm. It is from 1980.
It is a typical lightweight, old style flamenco guitar of Granada. The sound is unbeatable crisp and powerful. The tone is very big with very precise basses and clear trebles.
The cedar top gives this nice guitar a warm vintage charaacter of sound. We have compared it to our instruments of Manuel de la Chica – these instruments are truly similar.
The guitar has been played a lot and surely have seen many stages in Spain. It has been repaired, checked and adjusted and is ready for the next stage.
The guitar comes with a suitable case.