1962 Francisco Fernandez


Make: Francisco Fernandez
Model: professional flamenco guitar
Model Year: 1962
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 664mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French polish
Tuners: Schaller (Hauser style) 
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Very Good
Location: USA

1962 Francisco Fernandez

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1962 Francisco Fernandez

4,500.00

Make: Francisco Fernandez
Model: professional flamenco guitar
Model Year: 1962
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 664mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French polish
Tuners: Schaller (Hauser style) 
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Very Good
Location: USA

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This guitar was made in 1962 by Francisco Fernandez Ruiz. Although he was born in Baza, Granada in 1930, the family moved to Granada when he was still a boy. There he began his working life as an apprentice art conservator. However, after doing military service, he decided to become a guitar maker, and apprenticed with his brother-in-law, Manuel Martinez de Milan (1922-1967). In 1954, the brother-in-laws decided to move to Madrid, where they opened a workshop on the Calle Rodas 11 in the Rastro. Soon after, Miguel Robles (1902-1970) another builder from Granada joined their workshop, working there till about 1958. The brother-in-laws continued to share this workshop until about 1964. At this point, Francisco decided to go to work for the widow of Santos Hernandez, Dona Mitilde Ruiz Lopez, in the workshop on Aduana 23. Manuel then went to Paris, where he worked until he died. Francisco Fernandez Ruiz guitars have enjoyed a certain prestige, and won a medal in the International Chicago Exhibition in 1962.