Mariano Conde flamenco guitar EF 5 Blanca new 2012
During one of our many discussion with Mariano Conde, the luthier from the former Conde Hermanos workshop, we argued about the fact that affordable, great, handmade flamenco guitars are becoming more and more difficult to find in Spain. This new Conde EF 4 model, handmade by Mariano Conde in Madrid Spain, still is one of those remarkable flamenco guitars at a very interesting price. To obtain this affordable price, Mariano needed to decrease the number of hours spend on making this EF 4. Although no compromises were made in the quality of the superb craftsmanship of Mariano, he uses a very simple but still elegant decoration, more affordable but good quality machines and a very thin easy to apply lacquer. All this resulted in an excellent flamenco guitar at a very high price-quality ratio. The expressive trebles and beautiful deep basses characterize this very affordable flamenco guitar being a full-blooded flamenco guitar with a very true flamenco sound. We are very pleased that Mariano Conde enables us to offer you this handmade flamenco guitar for such an admirable price.
Mariano Conde is one of the last Spanish luthiers from the famous Conde Hermanos dynasty, founded by Domingo Esteso in 1915 at the famous address of Gravina 7 in Madrid. Famous Flamenco guitarists such as Paco de Lucia, Manolo de Huelva, Nino Ricardo, Sabicas, Esteban de Sanlucar, Oscar Herrero, Jose Manuel Canizares, Rafael Riqueni, Enrique de Melchor and other style guitarists such as Al Di Meola, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, John Williams, Lenny Kravitz, David Byrne, Toninho Horta... have played or still play the worldwide known guitars of Conde Hermanos. Since the summer of 2010 Mariano Conde opened his new workshop in Madrid dedicating all his time and effort to artisan flamenco guitar making.