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nhills

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Santos 

How would you like to have Santos Hernandez's personal guitar?

BonBon

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2008 18:33:14
 
Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: Santos (in reply to nhills

Do you think the hole in the headstock is there so the guitar can be conveniently hung like a broom from a hook on the wall?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2008 18:53:01
 
Escribano

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RE: Santos (in reply to Pgh_flamenco

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Do you think the hole in the headstock is there so the guitar can be conveniently hung like a broom from a hook on the wall?


Yes, I thought that. If I recall, I have seen later Hernandez's with two holes in the headstock to thread a string through for this purpose (everything is hung on the wall down here), but I may be sooooo wrong.

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Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: Santos (in reply to Escribano

Guitar Center uses a leather strap to hang guitars from their headstocks. It works well and there is no need to drill any holes. It's pretty simple, too. As talented as Santos was I find it odd that he couldn't come up with a way around drilling holes in his instruments.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2008 22:14:19
 
nhills

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RE: Santos (in reply to Pgh_flamenco

The strap works well for guitars with machines, but it's risky hanging a guitar by its pegs.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2008 22:23:17
 
Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: Santos (in reply to nhills

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The strap works well for guitars with machines, but it's risky hanging a guitar by its pegs.


I guess the pegs can slip? I wonder what the people at GC would do with a guitar that has pegs. Nylon stringed guitars don't get much care at GC. Out of about 10 nylon stringed guitars hanging from the rafters several had a broken string that no one had repaired. The staff can't even tell you anything about them at the GC near me.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2008 23:41:35
 
HemeolaMan

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RE: Santos (in reply to nhills

brune recommends that no guitar be hung on the wall.

apparently humidity in the room combined with gravity and stresses on the face of the guitar cause wierd cracking in the top.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 11 2008 3:22:16
 
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RE: Santos (in reply to nhills

Beverly got that guitar maybe 10 years or so ago. I remember talking to her on the phone and she told me that she just purchased La Bon Bon from Santos Bayon. I called up Richard Brune to tell him and he was dissapointed that he didn't get it. He said he had gotten a fax from Bayon and his machine was on the fritz so he couldn't make out what it said.

Beverly sold it to Virginia Luque who teaches out of her place so the guitar has always been around as it were. Dennis Koster and I went to see it not long after she got it. It's nice, certainly from a historical perspective it's a pretty cool guitar. I remember it being sweet and lyrical but not really a balls to the wall fire breathing monster. I heard Virginia play it in concert a few times and had the same feeling as when I played it or Dennis played it.

Still and all for the guitar afficianado that has already has everything, this would make a really nice additition. When the Met hosted the Spanish Guitar exhibit, this guitar was one of the central pieces and of course it is featured in the book that was published in conjuction with the exhibit.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 11 2008 13:23:09
 
Ricardo

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RE: Santos (in reply to aarongreen

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When the Met hosted the Spanish Guitar exhibit, this guitar was one of the central pieces and of course it is featured in the book that was published in conjuction with the exhibit.


How can we get a copy of this book?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 11 2008 15:49:57
 
aarongreen

 

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RE: Santos (in reply to nhills

I believe they still sell it at the Met. You could go online and check out their site. You could probably get it on Abe books if you couldn't just get it through Amazon or something like that. Last I heard it was still in print.

aaron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 11 2008 23:29:50
 
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RE: Santos (in reply to HemeolaMan

The exhibition was shown at the Met and the Museo Muncipal in Madrid.
If you have problems finding the book (might be out of print) here are the details if you are searching for a secondhand copy.
La guitarra espanola
Sociedad Estatal Quinto Centenario
ISBN 84-86956-15-3
- or put a search on ebay
http://catalog.ebay.com/La-Guitarra-Espanola_ISBN-10_8486956153_ISBN-13_9788486956158_W0QQ_fclsZ1QQ_pidZ5546059QQ_tabZ2
Rob
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Douglas Ingram

 

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RE: Santos (in reply to nhills

I thought that the holes, whether one or two, were for tyeing decorative ribbons.

This is an appealing guitar. Straight forward aesthetics, nice materials. I recall reading one review of a Santos guitar that, while not notably loud, had a very seductive tonal quality.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 12 2008 19:58:13
 
henrym3483

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RE: Santos (in reply to Douglas Ingram

id say the novelty of owning the guitar wears off after a while, i don't know either how you could put a value on such a personal item.

if i was up in heaven id be pretty freaked out about someone using my axe.
unless it was one of my kids or family.
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