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flamenco guitars 10 add/reply I was recently given a 1975 Hermanos Conde flamenco guitar for my part in restoring and selling a co...
flamenco guitar makers 9 add/reply I am interested in making a Flamenco Guitar with tuning pegs. I would like to know were I might get ...
flamenco guitar lessons 8 add/reply Hello Pedro, The Flamenco guitar Maestro classes will be ready for sales by July 21st. Each flame...
flamenco guitar music 5 add/reply There is one just called Flamenco by Carlos Saura. This great for flamenco guitarists and aficionado...
flamenco guitarists 4 add/reply Sabicas plays on many CDs of Carmen Amaya plays sabicas, I have also a book + CD of his tabs, Sabica...


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Richard Silletto from San Ramon United States (16-08-10 in flamenco guitars)


I was recently given a 1975 Hermanos Conde flamenco guitar for my part in restoring and selling a collection of guitars and amps for the widow of a friend who recently passed away. It was built in the Gravina 7 shop, has a spruce top and cedar sides and back. The tone is absolutely amazing. Although I have no intention of selling this fine instrument, I would appreciate any help I can get estimating its value. I have a lot of experience in with US made vintage guitars and amps, but this is out of my realm of experience. Thanks!

Dan Tisher from Chatsworth, California United States (16-08-10 in flamenco guitar makers)


I am interested in making a Flamenco Guitar with tuning pegs. I would like to know were I might get Information on making my own pegs and headstock location of the peg holes.

Pablo R. Flores from Ossipee New Hampshire USA (10-08-10 in )


Hi I would like to have some information about a instrument called Bandurria, made by Instrumentos Musicales Garrido address Valverde 3 Desengano 2 Madrid. If you can give me some information about this instrument will appreciate. This is a old intrument Thanks Sincerely Pablo

carl garrison from medford usa (29-07-10 in )


i am looking for a conde hermanos 1-25 or a-26 would like a negra but a great blanco is ok too. question is: are there two houses that are decendants of the estesa? i notice on the web there are two addresses for conde hermanos and the models are completely different, yet the guitars look the same. for example, the first few in a google search dont even list the a-25 or a-26, conde simply calls them the concert models. very confusing. whats the deal here????

La Sonanta (18-06-10 in flamenco guitar lessons)


Hello Pedro, The Flamenco guitar Maestro classes will be ready for sales by July 21st. Each flamenco guitar book and DVD can be bought individually, but of course they are to be considered as a set, meaning the book has the music sheets of the things learned on the DVD. The total production is two volumes, two DVDs and two books, will keep you posted. la Sonanta

Pedro (18-06-10 in flamenco guitar lessons)


Hello, I noticed that you made a "Flamenco Guitar Maestro Classes" on DVD with Paco Fernandez. Does it come as a set, booklet and DVD together? When would I be able to purchase a copy of Volume?

John (02-06-10 in flamenco guitar music)


There is one just called Flamenco by Carlos Saura. This great for flamenco guitarists and aficionados. Also would recommend watching Vicente Amigo's 'Ciudad de las ideas' or the one of Francisco Sanchez with Paco de Lucia or Blanco y Negro with Diego el Cigala and for sure the DVD of Ketama, Herencia Flamenca...enjoy them all

Ronald (02-06-10 in flamenco guitar music)


I have seen Vengo by Toni Gatliff about five times, still love it.

Ian (02-06-10 in flamenco guitar music)


Hello all, Can anyone recomment me some some 'must see' flamenco movies or DVDs? Many thanks for any comments Ian

Nick (02-06-10 in flamenco guitarists)


Sabicas plays on many CDs of Carmen Amaya plays sabicas, I have also a book + CD of his tabs, Sabicas Flamenco puro, really learned a lot from this book

Michael (02-06-10 in flamenco guitarists)


Hello, I am looking for info on Sabicas,tabs and so on...thank you for helping,

Lee (02-06-10 in flamenco guitars)


What worked for me, is the following: Keep your nails only about 2 till max 2,5 mm above the finger, this is sufficient. Do not file your nails making them pointed, but file them rounded so you have more area to play, this way you also have a more solid base for your nail to last longer. A little superglue for strength is ok, but not usually necessary. The thumb may be somewhat longer, super glue is easy to apply and make them harder. Fractures and cracks can be repaired with silk or a piece of tissue paper also helped me out many times. Saturate the silk tissue with superglue, and paste it on your nail. Cut and file into shape and polish your nails, chances are high you have to redo this every few days to until the fracture is gone, polish your nails as smooth as possible to avoids that the nail will tear. For a more long term solution I treat the cuticles of my nails with nail oil that you can buy in supermarkets. Hope this helps you. Lee

Webster (02-06-10 in flamenco guitars)


Hello all, I have a really hard time getting good, strong nails, can anyone help me out here, would be much appreciated. Webster

Andy (02-06-10 in flamenco guitar lessons)


hello all I'm looking for some adresses to take flamenco guitar lessons in Spain for summer vacation in August. Maybe you have some good addresses for me, thanks for helping

Fred (02-06-10 in flamenco guitar makers)


Is there only one kind of cypress for the back sides of a flamenco guitar

John (02-06-10 in flamenco guitars)


High tension strings are normally louder, but they they tend to be much harder on the fingernails especially if you do a lot of rasgueo, I use normal tension and trebles in Titanium

Gary (02-06-10 in flamenco guitars)


For a maximum loudness/projection set, would you recommend nylons or carbons in the treble, and especially, which basses would you suggest?

La Sonanta (02-06-10 in flamenco guitar makers)


Driven by our admiration for the very hard work of artisan guitar luthiers, we are building a central database of web pages honoring and describing the work of guitar luthiers that all deserve our support and humble respect to keep going on with the incredible hard work they are doing each single day, enabling us all to play these magnificent flamenco guitars. We have started an overview on Flamenco guitar makers. To make the overview as accurate as possible, we would like to ask you if you can send us your recommendations and biographies of fine flamenco guitar luthiers . This would be very much appreciated, thank you already.

La Sonanta (19-05-10 in flamenco guitar lessons)


Hello Joe, When staying in Cadiz, Madrid, Sevilla, Jerez...we recommend to go to local tourism offices. They all have list of flamenco guitar teachers that are closeby where you are at that moment, next you simply walk to their homes, talk to them, see if there is a match with what you are looking for, agree on a price and attend classes next day. This way you will meet some really interesting people as well. It is like not booking a holiday by travel agencys up front, but looking for what you really want when you are there, will save you some money as well.

Joe (16-05-10 in flamenco guitar makers)


Hi, Can anyone suggest Flamenco Guitar making courses in Spain? Cheers, Joe.

Brian Williams (13-05-10 in flamenco guitar makers)


Thanks!

Brian Williams (13-05-10 in flamenco guitars)


Thanks!

La Sonanta (12-05-10 in flamenco guitars)


Thank you Tony. This is a good idea, we will contact foroflamenco.com to discuss if there are interested. Thx again

Tony Arnold (12-05-10 in flamenco guitars)


Great site. You should interface with foroflamenco.com -- that would make both sites stronger.

Mark (11-05-10 in flamenco guitars)


What kind of guitar string brands do you use and for how long do you keep them on?