Jose Ruiz Pedregosa 2020 flamenco guitar – last guitar made by this great luthier!
José Ruiz Pedregosa is the only disciple of the Spanish luthier Jerónimo Peña Fernández. He builds handmade classical and flamenco guitars which are works of art.
His workshop has become a meeting place for many guitar lovers and flamenco players: El Cabrero, El Tomate, Vicente Amigo, El Curri, Jose Luis Postigo, Manolo Siveria, and Juan Núñez.
Because he is a guitar maker who works alone using traditional methods, Jose’s production is very limited and until his retirement in 2020 he has a long waiting list.
This guitar is actually the last guitar Pedregosa made before he retired. It is simply magnificent and a work of art. It is a special model, with carved headstock, carved bridge and a beautiful decorations all around. The amount of work involved is huge and only a master could do it. The woods of this guitar are of extreme quality. It features a spruce top and cypress back and sides. The scale length is 650 mm and the nut width 52 mm.
The sound of this guitar is powerful, thick and dark. It impresses with a huge volume and has a great dynamic with a fresh and crisp tone.
This is without doubt a fine concert level guitar with a very strong fundamental and very controlled overtones. It has a very natural, “woody” quality of sound, very stylish, refined and alluring. In the hands, it feels very expressive and responsive to the most subtle of changes in the players touch. The sound is absolutely magical from the bottom-end to the highest registers.
The condition is excellent. It plays easily with a low action.
The guitar comes with the original case.