2009 Tomas Delgado


Make: Tomas Delgado
Model: 1933 Santos Hernandez Flamenco Guitar
Model Year: 2009
Top: European spruce
Back & Sides: Cypress
Scale: 655mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Geared pegs
Country: USA
Condition: Used - Near Mint
Location: Los Angeles

2009 Tomas Delgado

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2009 Tomas Delgado

8,000.00

Make: Tomas Delgado
Model: 1933 Santos Hernandez Flamenco Guitar
Model Year: 2009
Top: European spruce
Back & Sides: Cypress
Scale: 655mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Geared pegs
Country: USA
Condition: Used - Near Mint
Location: Los Angeles

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Tomas Delgado (b. 1969 in Los Angles, CA) is a third generation luthier, and owner of Candelas Guitars. He has been building guitars since 1990, having learned his trade from his grandfather Porfirio Delgado Flores, his great uncle Candelario Delago Flores, and his father, Candelitas.  The family originally from Torreon, Mexico moved to the US in 1948, and established Candelas Guitars. He has made his own reputation for building fine handcrafted guitars using the finest woods available.  Among the well-know flamenco guitarists that use his instruments is Adam del Monte.

This guitar is based on a 1933 Santos Hernandez flamenco guitar. Santos Hernandez (1874-1943) was one of the luthiers who built guitars for Manuel Ramirez at the beginning of the last century, and reputedly made the 1912 Manuel Ramirez that Segovia used from 1912 to 1937. From the 1920s till his death, his guitars were played by all the great flamenco players of the day-- and his guitars helped define the modern flamenco guitar. This guitar offers a very responsive, bright and traditional flamenco  character and tone, and great playability. The pegs are geared to make it easy to tune and still have the traditional flamenco look. This guitar is in near-mint condition, with the exception of light buckle indentations on its back.