Francisco Manuel Díaz flamenco guitar blanca 1985

€ 3,785.00 EUR

Availability: Reserved

This rare Francisco Manuel Díaz, one of the most beloved pioneers of the world famous Granada school of guitar makers, is an extraordinary guitar inspired by what Francisco learned from maestro guitarreros Eduardo Ferrer and Manuel de la Chica. This is that typical old, lightweight Granada instrument projecting a loud, singing, vibrant, refined and well-balanced sound of an old aged, well-preserved spruce top flamenco guitar. Over the years, spruce gets better, moves to the charm that cedar has at an early age; but a spruce top of over 40 years adds more colors, more depth, additional sweetness and extra brightness that is a pure joy to play. The La Sonanta artisans have repaired two cracks in the back expertly and refreshed the French polish giving her again an extraordinary good condition for its age. An ideal choice for the serious flamenco guitarist looking for a concert quality flamenco guitar with that old world sound, with the magic of a very old spruce, very crispy deep woody dry basses and very smooth, silky, lyrical trebles. Tuners are original.
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Francisco Manuel Díaz was born December 24, 1942 in Granada.
A very remarkable guitar maker.

He is one of the most beloved pioneers of the world famous Granada school of guitar makers.
He is one of the first to get the approval to open a guitar workshop in Granada.
He is one of the best guitar makers of today. He is also a professional flamenco guitarist.


At an age of 16 years Francisco Manuel Diaz apprenticed with Eduardo Ferrer with whom he built his first guitar in 1958. In the early 1960's he continued improving his skills with master luthier Manuel de Chica. After completing military service Francisco established his own workshop in 1965 in Cuesta de Gomérez. Once established as a professional guitar maker, Francisco started to play his first flamenco chords and developed another fundamental artistic facet in his life, being a flamenco guitarist inspired by his very close friend Enrique Morente. During the seventies, he worked as a guitarist in the Cueva de La Faraona del Sacromonte granadin. Next he accompanied flamenco stars such as Fosforito, Fernanda de Utrera, Eva La Yerbabuena, Manuel Liñán and others. Between 1980 and 1990 he recorded several albums. Being able to play the flamenco guitar himself has been an advantage when building guitars since he knows the needs and preferences of players adjusting his instruments accordingly. Francisco taught the discipline of artisan guitar making to his brother Rafael Díaz as well as Antonio Arroyo, Juan Miguel Carmona and his sons, Victor Manuel and Francisco Manuel Díaz Sánchez.

  • Condition: Good
  • Availability: Reserved
  • Finish: French Polish
  • Year: 1985
  • Country: Spain
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Nut Width: 53
  • Neck Thickness: 23
  • Scale Length: 656
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Back and Sides: Cypress solid
  • Top: Spruce solid
  • Machine Heads: Original


€ 226.00

The Eastman guitar cases provide a lighter, more stylish approach to take your flamenco guitar, well protected, wherever you. Made of state of the art fiberglass, interior padding of molded foam and plush lining, each case weighs iabout 4 kg or 8 pounds. The case feature draw bolt latches which help create a weather tight seal, a detachable accessory pouch, back straps, suspensionair cushioning, 6x nickel snap locks, sturdy handle and a removable accessory pocket.These cases are available in Silver, White or Black.

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