A nice Flamenca Blanca from the Faustino Conde period – the best of what you can get from Conde Hermanos!
Conde Hermanos are not simply guitar builders like others, no, they have probably written flamenco history like no one else. The three brothers Faustino, Julio and Mariano started to build guitars for Domingo Esteso. He was the great master, head and trainer in their early years.
After the death of Esteso the three brothers started little by little to built instruments in their own style. First with the label Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso, but in the beginning of the 60s, it was not easy to make a living by selling flamenco guitars.
When the young Paco de Lucia finally became aware of Conde at the end of the 60s beginning of the 70s – he had previously played Ramirez – they had created their own type of guitar, with incredibly strong basses and singing trebles – simply brilliant flamenco guitars.
Paco was seen from then on almost exclusively with Conde, which naturally found its imitators due to the popularity of Paco. In the old TV recordings of the 70s there is almost no young guitarist who didn’t play Conde.
Faustino Conde, who is considered to be in charge of the construction of the old Condes, has written flamenco history.
This legend of the Condes has remained to this day.
This guitar was made with the best materials, the finest craftsmanship and the most beautiful features – it is a guitar that corresponds to the guitars Paco de Lucia played – and it has still this beautiful Esteso headstock design.
The top is made of fine german spruce. Back and sides are made of best cypress wood.
The guitar offers an absolutely furious sound. It is a very light guitar with a typical Spanish sound. The response of the sound is immediate with a powerful and warm timbre. It is both percussive and very melodious, perfectly adapted to flamenco playing. It is therefore a superb vintage guitar with an impressive sound and an important history.
A sound just as you know it from the recordings of the great old masters.
This Faustino Conde is well adjusted and it gives the feeling that the guitar plays by itself. Perfect action, straight neck. The scale is 662 mm and the nut width is 52 mm.
The condition is very good considering the age – just a small repair to the top!
It comes with a hard case.