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Shawn Brock


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Joined: Sep. 19 2011
From: Louisville KY

Killer/ Special Shelton-Farretta Blanca 

Friends, I’m not as active on topics as I once was, but I am still around. Sadly, I am posting my 2012 Shelton-Farretta flamenco Blanca. I have bought and sold guitars on the Foro in the past, and everyone has always been happy with my business practices as far as I have ever been told. Here is my final flamenco, the 1 I kept, and have been enthralled with from the first time I played her.

The reputation of John and Susan’s instruments speaks for itself. Fine people who build as fine of an instrument as I have ever played. I’m mostly a blanca man, and this is as sophisticated of a blanca as I have ever owned or played. If you want to dig in and drive her, she’ll respond with just enough sustain without getting muddy and causing lack of note separation. She has a traditional sound when played hard. For those who play on the softer side, she has a great full sound, and responds well. Classical musicians would describe her as having a lot of tone color. This guitar can’t be over driven, the more you dig in, the more it gives back. The bass is strong and rich, but is perfectly balanced with the treble. This is the first flamenco that I never saw a need to put D’addario J46 composite strings on. It has always done what I needed it to do with J45’s, and that says a lot to me.

European Spruce top, Cedar braces, select Maple back and sides, (This is wood which John got from a violin maker), Ebony fretboard, 660 scale length which measures out to 657 after compensation, bone saddle, scalloped bone nut, 52MM at the nut, traditional well-fitted Ebony friction pegs, Padauk bridge, Babinga cap, binding and overlay, topped off with a thin durable lacquer finish. The exotic look of the Babinga sets off the natural color and beauty of the guitar, at least that’s the opinion of those who have shared an opinion. She is striking in look and even more so in sound.

No cracks or repairs, and 100 percent perfect structurally. Only a few small bumps in the finish, almost brand-new condition. When you open the case, the sweet aroma fills the room.

The case is an Ameritage, tough as a tank case, worth between $300 and $400.

I will also give a few sets of D’addario, or whatever I have, along with $100 of cejillas. I have a carved ebony cejilla from Tony, a pink ivory from Keith, and one other hanging around.

I have owned Conde, Castillo, Ramirez, Navarro and many more, and this is the flamenco for me. Only problem is, I’m not playing much flamenco anymore, and I have medical bills to pay, so out she must go. This guitar also has a specially inscribed label, and was talked about during this thread.

Here are some of John and Susan’s pictures of the guitar.

Asking price is a bargain at $2000 shipped, but I will entertain reasonable offers, if you have one. In the case of an international buyer, we would need to talk before dealing or shipping. PayPal should be used for payment, check can also be used, but the guitar will not be shipped before check clears. Local pick up or try-outs are welcome in Louisville KY. As always, feel free to message me with questions, and before you ask, I don’t have a video. The fingers of my right hand just won’t let me play flamenco anymore, and my playing has gone to pot…
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