Joan Cashimira Model 105 Flamenco Guitar
This beautiful sounding guitar costs over £1100 to buy with a hard case. It has sat in the case and has only been played half a dozen times at home and never been out of the house since I bought it two years ago.
This superb sounding guitar is as new and could be yours for £750.
Here’s the spec on it:
This beautifully made instrument is ideal for the intermediate - advanced flamenco guitar player. It is loud with great balanced projection in both bass and treble positions. The solid cypress back and sides give a sharp and defined note. As with all guitars made by Cashimira, this guitar is entirely hand made in the authentic, traditional way. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful instrument. The back and sides are so thin that if you hold it up to a light, you can see through it!
By the mid 20th century the art of playing Flamenco guitar was well defined. Sycamore, or more commonly Cypress back and sides are often used for their brighter sound and the way in which each note has a rapid rise and decay.
A low action is often used, even if it means some buzzing of the strings, to facilitate speed. A light overall construction is employed to the point of fragility to create a bright sound. The resulting instrument is much brighter and sharper in its sound.
The sustain of rosewood often muddles the sound of the fast picato and staccato runs. Wooden tuning pegs were used for economy and also to lightened the head, however modern metal machine heads are becoming the standard, due to the want of ease of accurate and fast tuning.
Typically, the flamenco guitarist will not play over or near the sound hole, but back near the bridge. The result is an aggressive treble orientated sound that's a crucial part of the flamenco style. Some flamenco players seek out guitars with rosewood back and sides rather than the traditional cypress. It is said these guitars offer the superior projection of a classical, while their lighter construction retains the bright and edgy sound of a traditional flamenco guitar.
Joan Cashimira Model 105 Flamenco Features:
Solid spruce top
Solid Cypress back and sides
Wooden inlaid binding
I’d prefer buyers to collect this guitar in person. However, I will post it with insurance to the UK only for around £43 via parcelforce (priced with £800 insurance). Please do not bid if you are not prepared to either collect the guitar or pay the full insurance as I’m not prepared to risk sending it without full cover.