Spectacular Hermanos Conde flamenco guitar. A super sounding Flamenca Negra in the style of Paco de Lucia’s Conde!
The story of the famous Hermanos Conde (Conde brothers) begins with Domingo Esteso. He belongs to the most important and famous guitar builders of the early 20th century. In 1917 he opened his own workshop in Calle Gravina 7 in Madrid. There he worked from 1926 with his nephew Faustino Conde and later with Mariano and Julio Conde.
Domingo Esteso Lopez died in 1937, but Faustino Conde and his brothers Mariano and Julio continued to run the workshop under the name “Vda y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso” and then later under “Hermanos Conde Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso”.
As the demand for guitars increased, another shop was opened in Calle Atocha 53, for which Julio Conde was responsible.
This shop still exists today, although the shop in Calle Gravina 7 has been closed in the meantime.
This Hermanos Conde guitar was built in 2007 and is in good condition with some traces of use and play.
The top is made of best spruce wood and the back and sides of finest Pau Ferro rosewood (exactly the same wood as Paco de Lucia’s guitar). The nut width is 52 mm and the scale length 660 mm.
The neck is perfectly straight and the action is super low at 2.7 mm E6 and 2.2 mm E1.
The sound of this Hermanos Conde guitar is fantastic. Powerful, hearty and full. At the same time the guitar is very balanced and clear. It has the power of the great Madrid guitars of the 60s and 70s.
Flamenco at the highest level is in this great guitar.
A hard shell case comes with this beautiful Conde Hermanos.