|Model||Darren Hippner Flamenco Guitar – Serial #701 modeled after the 1975 Barbero Model|
|Condition||New – built in 2011|
|Top||Western Red Cedar|
|Head Plate/Bindings||African Blackwood|
|Neck||Mahogany with Spanish Cedar Heel|
|Fingerboard||Macassar Ebony with 7th fret side dot in Abalone|
|Purflings||Maple – Natural & dyed fine lines|
|Tuners||High End Rubners with Kidney Buttons – really nice machines|
|String Spacing||44mm 1st fret – 51mm 12th fret – 58mm at bridge|
|Nut & Saddle||Bone|
|Lower Bout:||14 3/8″|
|Body Depth||3 9/16″ at neck – 3 15/16″ at tail|
|Body Length:||19 1/8″ and 38 7/8″ body and total length|
|Case||Travel Hard Shell Case|
This flamenco guitar is another in a series of unbelievably gorgeous guitars of the historical models built by luthier Darren Hippner. Modeled after the modern Marcelo Barbero flamenco guitar, influenced by the Santos Hernandez and Domingo Esteso schools of lutherie. Barbero is known to actually finish the work of Santos Hernandez, having been hired by his widow to complete unfinished work on the bench of the great luthier.
In this particular flamenco guitar, Darren has built a fast, darker, (it is a Negra), deep sounding almost classical sounding guitar that inspires better play out of the performer. Tap Plates are installed in the old traditional style. She is light, powerful, more traditional with an ease of play that is astounding and wholly gratifying.
It was built for and dedicated to a particular player. I have additional labels signed by Darren for the guitar if you would like to change it. I kept 2 in the case compartment for your convenience. Personally and business wise, I felt it best to leave it as is, to not upset the provenance of the instrument or the integrity of the guitar. You can see the original label, which I’ve kept in the instrument for the above reason in one of the photos.
I’m not certain why the player did not want the instrument, except maybe for some workshop defects that are readily apparent, thus the discounted price, fully warranted by Darren. The hi-def photos should show you some slight issues with the binding toward the heel, a small dent (more like a depression) in the body by the upper bout, where your knee would rest, and a mark or two in the top down in the lower bout, treble side, where a flamenco player would typically tap. The Blackwood is gorgeous, also being notoriously difficult to work with and seal. There is typical checking in the finish in the back. It is all inconsequential, and very typical of these difficult woods and a difficult guitar to demo. The discount is way more than it should be given the excellent condition of the guitar, the machines and her play and sound. Excellent all around.
Photos and measurements are updated as of May 6th 2013.
MP3 – RFSayage – Samantha’s Lullaby – I continue to have fun with my latest recordings, talking with you, and giving you my gut and instinctive reactions to the guitar. Enjoy…Rich
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Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
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This Flamenco Guitar carries a 1 year warranty thru Hippner Guitars and Savage Classical Guitar
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