Luthier: Jose Alberto Pantoja Martin
Top: Solid High Grade European Spruce
Back & Sides: Solid High Grade Cyprus
Fret Board: Ebony
Traditional Friction Tuning Pegs
Nut Width 5.5cm
Lower bout 37cm
Upper bout 27.5cm
Centre top width 23.5cm
Side width 9.5cm
Sound hole diameter 8.5cm
Weight 1.3kg +/- 0.1kg
This is a beautiful hand crafted flamenco guitar, hand made using some of the finest woods by one of Sevilla’s most respected luthiers. Although pre-owned, the guitar is really in a wonderful condition having been kept in a humidity controlled environment since purchased new by the original owner in 1996.
This is a light weight flamenco guitar which has been masterfully built with such high grade woods that it offers the player a guitar which sits comfortably on the lap, very easy to play along the fret board, a powerful flamenco guitar offering very clear basses and the sweetest trebles which sing the flamenco songs of Sevilla.
Jose Alberto Pantoja Martín, (1931-2013) was born in Marón de la Frontera, the Spanish luthier learned the rudiments of the artin the workshop of Manuel Ortega Sousa, the guitar maker in Sevilla who also trained Andres Dominguez Guerrero, but also received valuable advice from makers, such as Juan Montero Aguilera in Cordoba. He began building guitars in 1962, and opened his own workshop in 1967 in Sevilla building guitars until he died in 2013. J. A. Pantoja Martin trained a number of luthiers, among them Frank Reijkers of the Netherlands and Maximiano Fontiveros Sola. Jose was old school, building completely by hand, using traditional tools, methods and designs. His flamenco guitars are vibrant and have been bought by such great guitarists as Paco de Lucia, Sabicas, Los Panchos and the Mariachis de Santa Rosa (Mexico).