US $.1895 Castillo Flamenco Negra spruce 2005, Seattle

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US $.1895 Castillo Flamenco Negra spruce 2005, Seattle

Post by Jules Catbird » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:41 pm

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Super nice flamenco negra - full size body with beautiful woods and 'Pegheads' flamenco style tuners with planetary gears.

One of the finer makers in Paracho, Mexico, Salvador Castillo is winner of the CIDEG of Paracho Michoacan Mexico in both 2001 and 2002. He has been building for over 25 years and shows off his veteran skills in his top concert flamenco negra model, which we have here.
A full depth guitar with super low action - easy to play. See pics - 1.80mm treble side and 2.70mm bass side approx.
Very reminiscent in style of sound to the Conde AF25/R, this guitar has a dry, resonant, raspy punch to the sound with added projection from the rosewood back and sides. Although a used guitar, it's in excellent condition with no damage or repairs - only very slight playing wear: some tiny nail marks on back of neck, a couple of very small places where the french polish is very, very slightly faded, 3 tiny dings by the bridge, and a few other normal marks for being 13 years old. (You really have to look hard to see any of these, and it was almost impossible to photograph.)

Has 'Pegheads' flamenco style tuners with planetary gears - really great($200 new). Also a nice light form fitting hard shell case. A great concert flamenco guitar, or good for classical guitar also.
I got this info directly from Castillo: 'your guitar is constructed from Palo Escrito (back and sides) Sitka spruce (soundboard) Mahogany (neck) ebony (fingerboard)'

I teach classical guitar at a small university in Seattle and can send more pics if needed and more info on me.

Year: 2005 Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Palo Escrito- Mexican Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52.5 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: Mexico Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes, hard shell Body Depth: 9.8 cm

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