Fantastic flamenco guitar from Pedro Maldonado Senior – it truly has the good and traditional flamenco sound of the best Andalusian guitars!
Pedro Maldonado was born in Loja (Granada) in 1929 in Las Parras Street.
His father was a furniture maker and Pedro began helping his father in the carpentry shop when he was a teenager.
Very soon Pedro Maldonado had interest in guitar building. His father took him to Granada in order to develop this art with the help of some guitar makers from the famous “Escuela Granadina”. He learned and worked with Manuel de la Chica, Eduardo Ferrer and Antonio Robles.
It was in 1959 when Pedro Maldonado opened his own workshop.
Since Pedro Maldonado was always a good worker, he started to make excellent instruments right away. It was then that he started receiving orders from “Casa Damas” in Sevilla, a flamenco store with a great reputation. Very fast his reputation grew and he had to work 14 hours daily in order to make all the orders he had from famous musicians, Spanish guitarists and stores from different parts of the world: United States , Japan , Germany , Great Britain , Australia.
This guitar has been built Pedro Maldonad Senior in 1978. It has a spruce top and rosewood back and sides.
If you are searching for the perfect flamenca negra sound, consider this one. This guitar has a strong and authoritative voice with exceptional balance between the singing highs and the deep lows. Huge dynamic range and just perfect playability.
The tone is thick yet clear and has an essential warm, mysterious and moody quality. The sound comes with controlled and balanced layers of overtones stacked on the crystal-clear fundamental. It has an almost cathedral-like presence, which gives it plenty of power for any concert hall.
This guitar easily rivals those costing 2-3 times as much.
The scale lengths is 664 mm and the nut width 54 mm. Don’t let the long scale length scare you – the guitar plays very well and exactly this long scale length provides incredible dynamics and an enormous volume.
It is in a very good condition for the age and perfectly adjusted, with a low action and a straight neck.
It comes with a good guitar case.