Santos Hernandez – 1924

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Product Description

Santos Hernandez (Madrid, 1873-1943) started very early an apprenticeship at the workshop of Valentin Viudes where he worked only for a short time. After that he started to work in Granada at the workshop of José Ortega. Finally he went back to Madrid where he worked at the workshop of Francisco Gonzales. In 1893 he stopped to work as a luthier for five years because of the military service he has to absolve. During that period he was also in Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American war. In 1898 he left the army and opened his own workshop in ‘Calle Nicolas Salmerón’. In 1905 he started to work at the Manuel Ramirez workshop were he took over the position of Enrique Garcia (Garcia has gone to Barcelona). It seems that Hernandez was very much involved in the construction of Segovia’s guitar that was made at the Ramirez workshop in 1912.
After the death of Manuel Ramirez in 1916, Hernandez stayed there to work for the widow till 1920. In 1921 he opened again a new workshop in ‘Calle La Aduana’.
The guitar we present you here was built in 1924 in this workshop. It’s one of the very rare instruments with flamed maple back and sides. The spruce top is in good condition and has only three very well repaired cracks – two below the bridge and one crack along the centre seam from bridge to soundhole. The tuning-machines are original. This guitar is a gem! The sound has great depth (low air resonance down between E and F) the treble is very clear and brilliant and the basses are not too dominant. A great guitar from one of the most important luthiers ever lived. A hardshell case is included.

Luthier: Santos Hernandez
Construction year: 1924
Top: Spruce
Back and sides: Maple
Scale: 653 mm
Nut: 51 mm

Additional Information

Boden & Zargen

Ahorn

Finish

Schellack

Mensur

≥ 65 cm

Deckenholz

Fichte

Baujahr

1901-1950

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At Siccas Guitars, you have the possibility to sell your guitar. It does not matter if you want to sell a classical guitar, an electric or acoustic guitar. We do not charge you any fee and after we sold your guitar you will get the amount, that we contractually agreed on beforehand. You also have the possibility to sell the guitar directly to us, if the guitar fits with our selection of instruments. Besides that, we offer you the possibility to take your guitar as a trade-in if you are e looking for a new guitar. If you would like to sell your guitar directly to us we will make you an offer within 48 hours. To be able to make you an offer and to get a correct impression of your guitar, we need all the information you have about your instrument, such as condition, repairs, year of construction and of course detailed photos. If you decide to sell us your guitar, we will discuss different transportation options with you. After we have checked the guitar we will send you the contract of purchase. We will transfer the money to you within two working days.