Sell a "Sobrinos de Santos Hernandez" Classical Guitar from 1981:
Top: fine grained solid spruce
Backrests: fine grained solid Indian rosewood
Neck width at the saddle: 52 mm
Neck width at the 12th fret: 60 mm
Scale: 650 mm
String position see pictures
The famous Spanish luthier Santos Hernandez died in 1943. His wife Matilda Ruiz continued the workshop and hired Marcelo Barbero, who completed the guitars Santos Hernandez had begun. The guitars were named "Vda de Santos Hernandez" (Vda stands for Viuda = widow).
After three years Barbero left the workshop and Feliciano Bayon followed as Luthier.
Feliciano Bayon married the niece Esperanza Ruiz of Santos Hernandez's widow.
The brand name changed to "Vda y Sobrinos de Santos Hernandez" (Sobrino = nephew).
After the death of his aunt Matilda Ruiz, the built guitars were built and sold under the label "Sobrinos de Santos Hernandez".
Feliciano Bayon used the legacies of Santos Hernandez, such as tools and plantillas. His rich experience in guitar making and the study of many guitars of famous spanish luthiers were incorporated in the construction of his guitars.
The workshop has been continued since the death of Felicino in 1997 by his son Santos Bayon Ruiz.
Condition and sound:
The guitar and the case have the usual signs of wear for the age.
The direct influence of Santos Hernandez on Feliciano Bayon is probably questionable. However, this guitar is also masterfully built, in the Spanish tradition, as well as with the finest woods. The soundhole rosette is very finely designed. The outlines of the guitar are almost identical to an original Santos from 1935.
The guitar impresses with its great balance over all strings and frets, its powerful sound and a Spanish "lyrical" character, especially in the high registers.
The guitar can be viewed and played in Bamberg, Germany.
I tried to photograph all the dings + dongs. However, with the light conditions and reflections this was not fully possible, therefore a personal assessment is welcomed.
Price: 2.500,00 €, plus shipping
Shipping: on request, but only within the EU and (still) Great Britain.
Shipping company and conditions at the option of the buyer.