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mark indigo

 

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EDIT 28 June 2014: Guitar is now SOLD. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in this guitar, especially the happy buyer

I have a Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanca for sale.
It is well used, was damaged on the back but was professionally repaired to a high standard.
Condition is reflected in the very low price.
An opportunity for someone to own a hand made by Granada luthier guitar at budget beginner price.
I won't ship the guitar anywhere, but you can come and look and try it out.
I was thinking £750 and you could haggle down, but I'll save you the bother and just ask for £500.
As you can see from the label the year is 1997.
I'm not an expert on guitars so probably won't be able to answer all questions about the finish (French polish?) and woods etc. but you're welcome to try me!
It's cypress bodied and I think it's spruce top.
Definitely machines not pegs.
It has a golpeador..... and strings!
The original (hard) case has lost it's handle, but it is in another old (hard) case with only 1 catch broken - you can have a choice of the two, or just take 'em both.

EDIT: there is now a video at the bottom of the thread, just scroll down.....









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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2014 17:57:27
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to mark indigo

Guitar is still for sale, here is some info about the maker;

Luthier Manuel Fernandez Fernandez


The late master Luthier Manuel Fernandez Fernandez and his son Jose Manuel Fernandez Enriquez (one of the last photographs of Manuel Fernandez Fernandez in his workshop)

Manuel Fernández Fernández was born in Sevilla in 1930. Like many luthiers, he began his working life as a cabinet maker, apprenticing when he was nine years old. He was twelve when he came to Granada to live, and started his long apprenticeship with Don Eduardo Ferrer.

In 1952, he opened his own workshop. Even then, because he his an inquisitive man, he set out to investigate the methods, designs, and ideas used by other builders in Cordoba, Barcelona, Madrid, and elsewhere. He worked in almost every workshop in Spain, even though at times it cost him money to do so, since not everyone paid him. Finally, he reached the conclusion that the traditional system of flamenco and classical guitar construction based on the techniques of Antonio Torres.

José Manuel Fernández Enriquez was born in Granada in 1969, and was trained by his father, Manuel Fernandez Fernandez. Jose worked side by side with his father from 1987 until his death in 1997, and has since taken over the workshop. Like his father, because his workshop is not on a public street, and is hard to find, Jose is forced sell his guitars for less than other guitar makers in order to attract clients. Thus, José continues his father's tradition of building high quality, but very affordable classical and flamenco guitars.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 9 2014 22:34:48
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to mark indigo

I don't have any video of the guitar I have, but here is a vid of another guitar by same maker up for sale to give you an idea;


this is the page of the guitar for sale he's playing
http://www.flamencoguitarsforsale.net/en/flamenco-guitars/used-flamenco-guitars/manuel-fernandez-1987-en.html

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 9 2014 22:37:16
 
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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to mark indigo

Well, if your guitar sounds anything like the one on the video, someone is going to get a terrific bargain.

Ramon

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gkoovs

 

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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to Ramon Amira

can you post couple pics of back and sides please.
thanks
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 21 2014 5:32:35
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to Ramon Amira

quote:

Well, if your guitar sounds anything like the one on the video, someone is going to get a terrific bargain.
exactly.

I guess I didn't talk the guitar up enough in the original post and/or was too honest about the damage [REPAIRED!!] and wear.

I have had a couple of people interested though. One of them wants me to ship it to the States but I have been too busy to get a quote from the courier let alone source the required bale of bubble wrap....

quote:

can you post couple pics of back and sides please.
sorry, I missed this post the other day, I will take some more pics this week, maybe tomoro, will post up asap.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 27 2014 14:09:50
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to gkoovs

Yes, the guitar is still available!

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can you post couple pics of back and sides please.


sorry to anyone who has enquired about this guitar and I haven't got back to, I have been a bit over-busy, but here at last are the pics of the back I was asked for:

first a close up of the crack on the back (fully and professionally repaired)



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 13 2014 18:57:38
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to gkoovs

another close up.... ok, it's a bit tatty.... but it's on the back, no one's gonna see it!




here you can see what that looks like on the whole of the back (not so bad really)





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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 13 2014 19:06:10
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to mark indigo

I changed the name of the thread so I can find it easier when I have something else to post on it.... I found an old vid of me playing this guitar last night.
'cos of the storms and a tree on the power cables we have had the electric off all day, will try and post it up later.

EDIT: I tried to upload vid. it's a MOV file and looks like it's huge, 100MB so I crunched it down to a tenth of that with Handbrake.... but it's still too big - anyone able to help with this?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 15 2014 20:36:07
 
el carbonero

 

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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

oh one media luna
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2014 10:34:15
 
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RE: luthier made blanca going cheap! (in reply to mark indigo

quote:

I tried to upload vid. it's a MOV file and looks like it's huge, 100MB so I crunched it down to a tenth of that with Handbrake.... but it's still too big - anyone able to help with this?


Best to put it on YouTube and post the link here. That can handle 10Mb.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2014 19:27:59
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to el carbonero

Ok, Guitar still for sale. Still a bargain. I can't put the price down anymore, so if someone doesn't buy it soon I will put the price UP!!!

Seriously, this guitar is a steal. did I mention before the neck is quite wide, 54mm?

plan B, put vid on youtube. You will have to make allowances for playing and "composition" - this was something I was messing around with 10-12 years ago and I think the recording is from 6-7 years ago. I recorded it for a friend who was gonna make a duet part.

also sorry about the over-loud compás track, and the video is really dark, but you can hear the guitar, punchy and strong sound.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2014 19:28:28
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

guitar is still for sale, sorry to people asking about shipping to US, I just haven't had time or inclination to do anything about that.

I figure it's been sat in the case since I bought other guitars to play, it can sit there a bit longer, and sooner or later someone is gonna snap it up

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 2 2014 16:49:07
 
El Rey De los Bagres

 

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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

Do you play electric guitar as well? If you do then maybe you would like to trade it for a brand new 50´s series mex strat?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 4 2014 4:12:36
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to El Rey De los Bagres

I don't play electric, so no thanks. I don't want to trade. I need to recoup the money I already shelled out on a Conde

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2014 12:01:25
 
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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

is it a famous media luna ?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2014 12:57:04
 
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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

Ok it was worth a shot, congrats on your new guitar.
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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

Do you ship to the US?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 7 2014 21:07:09
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to kenjo138

quote:

Do you ship to the US?

I don't ship anything anywhere, I'm not a dealer, just a player who has acquired too many guitars to actually play them all, spent too much on, yes, a media luna Conde (actually it was a real bargain - I couldn't refuse to buy at the price) and needs to sell off something.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 8 2014 21:21:58
 
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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

gorgeous rosette
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 18 2014 17:56:58
 
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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

i think manuel fernandez fernandez is a great deal for the price.

one sold for less than 2000 dollars on ebay not a long time ago .

Great sustain and power , i would not hesitate a lot at this price

greetings
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 18 2014 18:33:47
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to Baki

28 June 2014: Guitar is now SOLD. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in this guitar, especially the happy buyer

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 28 2014 21:12:23
 
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RE: Manuel Fernandez Fernandez blanc... (in reply to mark indigo

Even though the guitar is sold now, I can't refrain from saying that the plantilla is very beautiful, especially the part at the neck joint (the 'shoulders') is beautifully rounded (not often to be seen).

And if the sound is anything close to what is to be heard on the first video, I have really big congrats to the buyer...

best
Robert

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