Hernandez Guitars

Shakelford
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:50 pm
Location: Western, MA, USA

Hernandez Guitars

Post by Shakelford » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:58 pm

First, I hope I have this topic in the right place.

My brother found a Hernandez classical guitar at a church tag sale. I don't even think the guitar was for sale, he saw it in the basement and asked one of the workers if he could purchase it. Anyway, it's either a $300 or $3,000 guitar. If it's all solid wood, then it should be up there in price. I am going to be picking up the guitar this weekend to get cleaned up, humidify and install new strings. I believe the guitar is from the 60's, i think. Is there anyway to tell if it is an all solid wood or not? I own a nice Almansa 402 with a solid top, but laminated back and sides, if the Hernandez has a brighter and clearer tone with more volume than my Almansa, will that mean the Hernandez is all solid? Thanks in advance for responding..

Regards,,Rusty

Nikos_Greek
Posts: 206
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:18 am
Location: Vienna, Austria

Re: Hernandez Guitars

Post by Nikos_Greek » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:44 pm

Hello Rusty,
what makes you believe the guitar is that old? Is your guitar a Juan Hernandez? if yes, it is unlikely to be than old. If it is Juan Hernandez it must be a decent guitar though.

Shakelford
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:50 pm
Location: Western, MA, USA

Re: Hernandez Guitars

Post by Shakelford » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:25 pm

I'll get some photos posted, perhaps its form the 70's? It looks like its that old, not that its beat up. Any advice on how to get information on it? It does still show all the information on the label inside the sound hole, which i'll post a photo of also. Boy I wish it were a Juan Hernandez!

User avatar
Keith
Posts: 1401
Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 5:48 pm
Location: Land of Daniel Boone

Re: Hernandez Guitars

Post by Keith » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:09 am

Hernandez from the 60's? Hernandis from the 70's? It is likely a Sherry Brener guitar. Google him and the model. Tons of information about Sir Jimbo Sherry floating around the ether and in this forum. The guitars were pretty good factory made guitars from Japan but the Sherry stories are even better. Here are two threads from a few years ago about a Hernandez brand guitar significantly over priced per the receipt.


viewtopic.php?t=90606

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=27827
be true to the one you love but have many flings with different guitars

guitarras en la espiritu de la:
Marcelo Barbero
Jose Ramirez III

Shakelford
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:50 pm
Location: Western, MA, USA

Re: Hernandez Guitars

Post by Shakelford » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:31 pm

I don't believe it is that one. I will post the label on this site and hopefully somebody can shed some light on it. Stay tuned, and thanks.

Return to “Advice on buying, selling or valuing a guitar”