1940 Santos Hernandez


Concert Classical Guitar
Make: Santos Hernandez
Model: Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1940
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 650mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: 
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

 

1940 Santos Hernandez

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1940 Santos Hernandez

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Concert Classical Guitar
Make: Santos Hernandez
Model: Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1940
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 650mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: 
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

 

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Santos Hernandez (1874-1943) was one the guitar great makers of the early 20th century to come out ofthe shop of Manuel Ramirez. He is credited with being the maker of the 1912 Manuel Ramirez that Segovia played until 1938. After Manuel Ramirez died, he worked for Manuel's widow until 1918, where upon he opened his own shop on the calle Atocha. Under his own name between 1916-1943, he made some 300 classical and flamenco guitars. This guitar made by SantosHernandezin 1940 for the countess Josefina Locateli, in whose possession it remained until 2004.  Overall this concert classical guitar is in remarkable condition. There are no cracks or repairs, it still has its original French polish. This rare guitar is great instrument, would be a wonderful addition to any collection.