Manuel Romero – a flamenco guitar with a huge punsh and a great dynamic!
Manuel Romero Macias is a Sevilla based luthier. The workshop is in Montellana (near Sevilla).
His guitars fall into a special category. They are true hand made instruments, built by an old-school luthier using the finest materials. They possess a wonderful sound, and are very affordable.
This guitar has a spruce top and a cypress body – a nice combination which produces an incredible flamenco sound. The scale length is 650 mm and the nut width 52 mm.
The tone of this particular instrument is sweet, beautiful and lyrical while retaining the bite and energy of flamenco: when playing melodically, it sings like a human voice, but also awakens with a tremendous bite when pushed hard. The strong, voice-like trebles are balanced by it’s big low-end that is full but not boomy. As sweet as the tone is, it still has the aggressive response when pushed in the right direction – rasguedos in particular are quite explosive and powerful.
The setup is very comfortable and the guitar plays with great ease. It is in a good condition for the age (below the bridge the centre seam on the top has been reglued).
A great chance to get a high quality handmade guitar at an affordable price.