Jeronimo Pena Fernandez 1973?

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Keith
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Re: Jeronimo Pena Fernandez 1973?

Post by Keith » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:14 pm

Jimbo Sherry, besides being a huckster (e.g, the "Barbero"), actually sold legit guitars, albeit, the "Segovia Ramirez" was an embellishment of legit Ramirez guitars that got him in hot water with JR 3. Jimbo had the annoying habit of slapping in his nuke-resistant sticker over the luthier's label. The label I hear are super tough to remove. Pena Fernandez guitars have a great reputation. As mentioned, the JPF guitar in the book, The Classical Guitar, A Complete History, was a 1973 with a Sherry-Brener sticker. That guitar had a scale length of 673mm. That is one wicked long fretboard.
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Re: Jeronimo Pena Fernandez 1973?

Post by Shadowbelle » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:13 pm

Scale length is 669 on this one, which is longer than my dreadnought. (Assuming I measured correctly and my tape measure is accurate.)
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Re: Jeronimo Pena Fernandez 1973?

Post by Shadowbelle » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:48 pm

It appears to be signed. The repairer accidentally got a photo. This looks to me like the beginning of "Jero Pena". I did a bit of research, and it seems that "Jero" is a Spanish nickname for "Jeronimo".
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Re: Jeronimo Pena Fernandez 1973?

Post by Shadowbelle » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:35 pm

The repairer removed the pickup and restrung the guitar. The buzzing is gone and the sound is superb -- big, dark and rich, with excellent sustain. If this guitar were a beer, it would be a Guinness. (My Washburn dreadnought would be an IPA.) I have it on trial, and I'm pretty sure I will buy it. The price is quite low.

There is a hole in the bottom where the pickup plug was removed. I'll need to get this repaired. The repairer at the studio doesn't do this kind of woodwork. She suggested some makeshift options, but for this quality instrument, I'm going to want it done properly. So I'll have to look around. If I can't find a reliable luthier, I do have a guy who repairs antique furniture and has done great work for me.
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Re: Jeronimo Pena Fernandez 1973?

Post by brian » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:06 am

excellent!!
congratulations, i'm
glad it's working out
for you!!
if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
then quit.
there's no use being a damn fool about it.
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Re: Jeronimo Pena Fernandez 1973?

Post by MessyTendon » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:40 pm

it's already drilled, add an elegant wood strap button :)

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