1974 Feliciano Bayon Model Boca Doble Concert Guitar



Location: Spain.
Make: Feliciano Bayon
Model: Model Boca Doble Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1978
Top: German spruce
Back & Sides: Indian rosewood
Scale: 655mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Fustero
Country: Spain
Condition: Excellent

1974 Feliciano Bayon Model Boca Doble Concert Guitar

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1974 Feliciano Bayon Model Boca Doble Concert Guitar

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Location: Spain.
Make: Feliciano Bayon
Model: Model Boca Doble Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1978
Top: German spruce
Back & Sides: Indian rosewood
Scale: 655mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Fustero
Country: Spain
Condition: Excellent

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Santos Hernandez (1874-1943) is considered the greatest Spanish luthier in the first half of the 20th century, Santos Hernandez was born in Madrid in 1873. The apprentice first with Valentin Viudes II, then went to work with José Ortega in Granada, but soon returned to Madrid to work for the Son of Francisco González. In 1893, he was drafted and fought in the Spanish-American war. After leaving the army, he found work in the workshop of Manuel Ramirez. It is accepted that it was Santos who made classical guitar that gave Manuel Andres Segovia in 1912. When Manuel died in 1916, Santos continued to work for his widow until at least 1918, when he opened his own shop in the Plaza de Nicolas Salmeron, No. 8, however, he still could have continued to make guitars Ramirez widow until her death in 1921. The guitars he made for the widow of Manuel Ramirez SH bears his initials on the label. About 1921 he had moved his business to Customs 27, 1916 until his death in 1943, Santos is believed to have maybe 300 guitars. Virtually all the great flamenco guitarists of his day Santos Hernandez played guitars: Ramon Montoya, Nino Ricardo, Sabicas, Esteban de Sanlucar, Manolo de Huelva, Manolo de Badajoz, etc. Their classics are also greatly appreciated. This flamenco guitar has been restored and is a fine example of his work.

Feliciano Bayon was the nephew of Santos Hernandez, the luthier who built Segovia's 1912 Manuel Ramirez guitar, and whose flamenco guitars where used by almost all of the major players of his day. Feliciano not only has inherited his uncle's workshop, but some of his uncle's guitars which he obviously studied very closely. His concert classical and flamenco guitars follow closely the tradition established by Santos Hernandez.

After the death of Santos Hernandez in 1943, Hernadez Widow initially employed Marcelo Barbero for a short time to finish up guitars her husband left partially built, which took three years. Later, she hired her nephew, Felicano Bayon (1922-1997) to work for her, and continued to build guitars under the label Vda de Santos Hernandez. Following Matilde's death in 1955, Feliciano Bayón (1922-1997), inherited his uncle's workshop at which point Feliciano Bayon (Felix) began making the guitars sold under the "Sobrinos de Santos Hernandez" (nephews of Santos Hernandez) label. Feliciano Bayón was known and respected as a highly intelligent luthier.

This particular guitar dates back to 1978 and is been personaly signed by it’s creator. Felicano Bayón. Feliciano was in the opportunity to study his uncle's guitars very closely, among the guitars of other great makers like Torres, and Hauser who were also offered to the shop for repair and restoration. This guitar is in excellent condition with no cracks or misuse. Playability and tone of this very rare Concert Quality Guitar are impressive.  Ebony fingerboard, quality tuners with indian Rosewood buttons. It measures a scale length of 655 mm and neck width of 52mm