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1966 Conde Hermanos: tuners 

Hi everyone,

I have a 1966 Conde Hermanos which I don't know a great deal about. The only information I can find is the internal sticker, reading:

Ano 19 / Gravino, 7 / Atocho, 53 / Madrid Espana

It is amazingly light, has a wonderful bright yet warm tone and fast action.

The only problem at the moment are the tuners - pegs - one of which is broken. What are your thoughts on replacing these with more modern machine heads or should I persist and have the pegs maintained?

Also if anyone knows any more about the history of this particular model, I'd be most interested to hear about it.

Thanks,

- Andy
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 13 2004 14:45:40
 
Jim Opfer

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RE: 1966 Conde Hermanos: tuners (in reply to Guest

Can´t advise on the history very much other than to say that the 60´s were generally good years for Gravina Condes.

What is the headstock like?

I´d have the peg replaced and give them all a dusting with French chalk to make them turn easily. If you have machines fitted the balance will be altered and that nice light weight feel you describe, might be lost.

Cheers
Jim.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 13 2004 16:53:06
 
munk

 

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RE: 1966 Conde Hermanos: tuners (in reply to Jim Opfer

Thanks for your reply Jim,

Here are two very dodgy photos of the headstock

http://sol1.net/~andy/conde1.jpg
http://sol1.net/~andy/conde2.jpg

Certainly the pegs contribute to the overall charm of the instrument, and I don't think I'd want to comprimise its weight. Though, would work need to be done on the bridge if the tuners were replaced?

- Andy
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 14 2004 2:22:45
 
crowduck

 

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RE: 1966 Conde Hermanos: tuners (in reply to Guest

Andy,
You might want to consider mechanical pegs. They look like the traditional solid wooden pegs, but have an internal geared mecanism, and they are not too heavy.
Check out this website: www.pegheds.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 14 2004 20:36:53
 
munk

 

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RE: 1966 Conde Hermanos: tuners (in reply to Guest

Thanks crowduck, they certainly look promising. I might have a look around to see if I can source them in Australia. Will let you know how I go!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 15 2004 1:45:42
 
Jim Opfer

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RE: 1966 Conde Hermanos: tuners (in reply to munk

Andy,

Looks like an 'Esteso' if so could be quite valuable collector's guitar.

This is the link to the Gravina site, if you haven't already been there

www.hermanosconde.com

I'd send them some pics and see if they can help pin point the label.

Good luck
Cheers
Jim.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 18 2004 17:51:03
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