Description: Acoustic Guitar - 1987 Flamenco Blanca - Manuel Bellido
Description: 1987 Manuel Bellido Flamenco Blanca - 1A
(Primero) from Granada, Spain
B/S: Spanish Cypress, Top: German Spruce
Bridge: Decorative inlaid mother of pearl. I haven't
seen this design in any other Bellidos.
Finish: French polish.
Manuel Bellido is the top or at least one of the top
guitar makers in Granada, Spain. Every guitar maker in Granada emulates the sound of his guitars. Both the top and back on the inside of the guitar is signed by Manuel Bellido which he only does on his Top of the Line Primero guitars built by him. This guitar is very lively and has even tone thru all registers. When attacked, it has that raspy flamenco sound, but when played softly it practically plays itself. Difficult to play softly though because this guitar is loud. The neck is very thin which allows for very easy playing up and down the neck which makes it very fun to play. You can't put it down.
This guitar is in EXCELLENT condition. Set up was performed by German Vasquez Rubio, so you can be assured that this guitar is ready to play flamenco. German Rubio Vasquez also changed out the original Fustero tuners for Schallers. Very nicely done and look very cool. I will include the original Fusteros in the case though. German also touched up the french polish. It does show
some wear on the lower bout bass side (not the top) only where your upper arm touches the guitar. But since it's french polish, it can be touched up. It's very minor though and can only been seen upon close inspection. I don't think there is another guitar like this one available. At this price, this guitar will not last and you will not be dissapointed. Other sites are selling Manuel's 2a or student models , or whatever, for more than what I'm selling this guitar for, but this one is Manuel's Numero Primero Model (1A). If you checked prices and researched this guitar, it should be selling for up to 1 1/2 to 2 times my price. I am not a dealer, so I would like to pass this guitar on to someone who will appreciate it and play it. Where else can you get a hand made guitar from a world class flamenco guitar maker for less than $2900. You can't. Don't let this one go as it is priced to sell.
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