Number 15 is a light, fun, and percussive Flamenco guitar. At only 1.5 pounds, it is seriously light. Did I mention it’s light?
This instrument has proper flamenco action with the strings only 9mm off the top. A golpeador allows endless golpe tapping, and the frets provide a lively growl to the strings when driven hard. This is everything I was hoping to achieve in a flamenco guitar. I built this in the style learned from my lessons with Paco Charobo.
This instrument has the following characteristics:
- Engleman top. Perfectly quartersawn with no runout. Thin protective golpeador to allow proper playing.
- Spanish Cypress back and sides.
- Spanish Cedar neck
- Rocklite Sundari fingerboard. This is a stable manufactured paper product that is made to look just like East Indian Rosewood. But it is lighter and more stable.
- Yucatan Rosewood bridge
- Walnut bindings with black and red purflings
- Rosewood friction pegs
- 650mm scale length, 53mm nut width, 42 mm center to center string spacing at nut
- Partial 20th fret for upper 2 strings
- Paco Charobo bracing pattern
- Hiscox case available