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Classical Guitar by Darren Hippner

Darren Hippner Flamenco Guitar #701 – Barbero Negra

$3,995.00 $2,795.00

This 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, influenced by the Santos Hernandez and Domingo Esteso schools of lutherie.

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Product Description

Model Darren Hippner Flamenco Guitar – Serial #701 modeled after the 1975 Barbero Model
Condition New – built in 2011
Scale 652mm
Top Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back African Blackwood
Head Plate/Bindings African Blackwood
Bridge 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
Nut Width 53mm
String Spacing 44mm 1st fret – 51mm 12th fret – 58mm at bridge
Nut & Saddle Bone
Upper Bout: 11.0″
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
Finish Lacquer
Case Travel Hard Shell Case

 

Comments:
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.

 

Media

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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Shipping:

Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.
Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.
Rich

Warranty:

This Flamenco Guitar carries a 1 year warranty thru Hippner Guitars and Savage Classical Guitar

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in