Santos Hernández 1922 ( Rest P. Coriani)


Santos Hernández- classical guitar
   
Country : Spain - Madrid
 Year : 1922
Scale length : 655 mm
Top : Spruce
Back & side : Brazilean rosewood
Fingerboard : Ebony - 50 mm
Body length : 485 mm
Body width : 275/235/357 mm
Body depth :

90/98 mm

Weight : 1 362 g
Action : 3/3,2 mm
Condition : Excellent
   
Price : on request

 


Santos Hernández was born in Madrid in 1873. He is one of the luthiers trained by Manuel Ramirez, with whom he started working around 1905 to replace Enrique Garcia. The famous guitar that Manuel Ramirez gave to Andrés Segovia in 1912 (that he will play until the 30s) was probably built by Santos Ramirez. When Manuel Ramirez died in 1916, Santos continued to work for his widow until 1920. In 1921, Santos opened his own workshop on la Aduana street, in the center of Madrid.

 

This guitar was built in 1922 on the format of the guitar played by Segovia. It has been restored by Paolo Coriani. He built a new top by recuperating the original rosette and using a magnificent 50 years old spruce. As can be heard in the recording, the result is breathtaking with a deep and expressive musicality. It is obvious that a great knowledge and understanding of the instruments of this epoch is required to obtain such a result.


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