This guitar was built by Ricardo Sanchis Nacher (1881-1960) and is historically very interesting as Ricardo Sanchis Nacher built a guitar for Agustin Barrios and his guitars became world famous.
Ricardo Sanchis Nacher is the founder of Sanchis guitars and the grandfather of Ricardo Sanchis Carpio.
The shop of Ricardo Sanchis in Valencia was founded by Ricardo Sanchis Nacher in 1915. He has worked for guitar makers in Valencia for sometime, went to Madrid where he was befriended by Manuel Ramirez and Domingo Esteso. To perfect his craft, he remained in Madrid working for Domingo Esteso (the founder of todays Hermanos Conde guitars) for three years.
As a result, the Sanchis family has had close relationships with Esteso, and with his heirs, the Hermanos Conde, ever since.
The guitar was built around 1950. It has a spruce top and the back and sides are made of mahogany. The scale length is 645 mm and the nut width 52 mm.
It is a pleasantly light guitar, finely built with a nicely coloured rosette, a straigt forward design and a smooth and fluid headstock shape.
The sound of this instrument is really nice. The mahogany construction gives this guitar a bold and lively tone. The basses are powerful and sound dark and warm. The trebles come directly and it seems that the notes just jump out of the guitar.
The guitar unfolds the most beautiful timbres and inspires with an incredible lightness.
It is a guitar suitable for performances or recordings.
The guitar is comfortable for both hands adjusted with a low action. It has a straight neck and good frets.
The condition is very nice too … the guitar has been restored.