Francisco Navarro Negra French polish NEW
This Santos Hernandez based model is completely handmade from aged solid woods, finished in French polish and a fretboard in ebony. This really is rare and unseen within this price range.This is really rare and unseen within this price range. When being played one easily realizes that she can not be considered as a student model, she is far more then that. Playability is excellent with a comfortably shaped neck and low action.The top is made of solid Mexican spruce, the back and sides are made from gorgeous solid palo escrito that, due its much more lower density compared to Brazilian or Indian palosanto, reflects a much more wooden percussive negra sound with a very low sustain that we flamenco guitarists love. All this resulted in an excellent flamenco guitar at an unbeatable price-quality ratio. The expressive trebles and beautiful deep basses characterize this very affordable flamenco guitar being a full-blooded flamenco guitar with a very true flamenco sound.
How to build an affordable, excellent flamenco guitar without sacrificing quality of sound and playability? Although no compromises were made in the quality of the superb craftsmanship, French polish, ebony fretboard, solid aged woods and bone nut and saddle the following measures were taken:
1)The top is made of master grade, aged solid Mexican spruce rather than the more expensive German spruce.
2) The back and sides are made of aged solid Mexican palo escrito rather than the more expensive Indian Rosewood (but palo escrito projects a more percussive sound with a lower sustain which flamenco guitarists desire)
3) Rather than adorn the guitar with artistic marquetry herringbone, multi-line purflings and bindings, the decoration used on this flamenco guitar is simple but elegant.
4) Instead of using expensive tuners, more affordable but good quality machines are used
Even the great USA based luthier Tom Blackshear has expressed his admiration for Francisco Navarro his work and art.
La Sonanta is an official distributor of Francisco Navarro being one of Mexico's finest Luthiers. In 1989 Francisco Navarro was rewarded with the first place in the Mexican competition, held annually in Paracho, Mexico. During the past 10 years Francisco Navarro has received world-wide acclaim. Navarro's guitars carry with them the influence of Torres, Santos, Contreras, Romanillos and many other renowned Spanish Luthiers. Their training and tradition live on in the Americas through the fine artistry of Francisco Navarro.
|Neck Thickness 10th fret
|Back and sides
||Palo Escrito Rosewood
||Spruce Top Guitars