A great flamenco guitar from Pedro Maldonado Sr. with the good old traditional sound!
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 learnedand 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 personally built and signed by Pedro Maldonad Senior. It has a spruce top and cypress back and sides.
It is incredibly responsive, with strong projection, and wholly rounded sound. Easily played, it sings and has bite and growl, with beautiful push in the bass and mids. We fell in love with her instantly.
The scale lengths is 663 mm and the nut width 52 mm.
It is in a very good condition for the age. Just some minor amount of play wear. It is perfectly adjusted, wit a low action and a straight neck.