Francisco Barba Estudio Flamenco natural -88, beg. (Stockholm)

Fair condition, 5,5/10, Made in Spain (Sevilla), according to some forums this model may be the same as the Sanchis 2F that is about 1400euro brand new but we are not certain, cedar top, very high action but playable, one repaired top crack behind the bridge, has a golpeador (see thru pickguard for flamenco players), the tops of the frets have been levelled with a file and are flat, sycamore body, most Barba guitars are in the 5-9000euro range and this one is more affordable but we are not sure about this info, more info from online: ”The sons of the esteemed Ricardo Sanchis Carpio build guitars under this label.” and more info: ”Francisco Barba was born in 1939 in Sevilla. At the beginning of the 1970s he started working as a carpenter with his father, until he decided, being 17 years old, to become a self-taught luthier. He learned and worked in the workshop inside what is still his house in Arroyo Street, in Sevilla. His laborious construction process and particular sound of the Francisco Barba guitars are responsible for the fact of being considered one of the best master luthiers ever. A totally handmade construction and an incredibly increasing demand of his magnificent guitars resulted in the fact that his clients had to wait two or even three years to receive their guitars. Today his sons continue, next to his father, with the tradition, making excellent guitars which delight the most demanding performers and guitar lovers. Some of the greatest guitarists who have chosen these guitars are Rafael Riqueni, Manolo Franco, Manuel Molina, Niño de Pura…”

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