Ignacio Fleta (1897-1977) is one of the most famous luthiers of the twentieth century. In addition to being a successful guitar maker, he was a recognized bowed and ancient instruments luthier (violins, violas, cellos, vihuelas, and violas de gamba). After his death, his work was continued by his two sons Gabriel and Francisco Fleta and later by his grandson Gabriel Fleta Jr. The current waiting time for a new guitar is about 20 years.
Fleta follow a different concept than other Spanish luthiers from Andalusia, for example, his guitars are characterized among other things by a 9-fan-bracing instead of 5 or 7-fan bracing. This instrument from 1973 is in very good condition and has no cracks. The varnish on top was slightly worn under the player’s arm and the varnish was restored there. Besides, the varnish is in excellent condition with only a few superficial signs of play. All the qualities that have made Fleta guitars so famous are clearly to be found in this guitar. It has an expressive strong sound, which is characterized by a beautiful lyrical treble and deep warm basses.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||G#|