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posted by Pakito in Flamenco Guitar 16h ago

Anyone recommend any Guitar Makers in Spain?

Looking to buy a performance flamenco guitar, I have saved a bit of cash and would like to buy one from a reputable luthier in Spain, anyone go through this process before?

Talked to a local broker who sold some from his home, I guess he buys them and has them shipped over... Should I just buy it from the broker or go through the process of having one made and shipped over to the U.S.?

Anyone have experience with this?

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posted by falseta in Flamenco Guitar 18h ago

Favorite Tangos for Guitar Warm Up?

Currently listening to Radio Tarifa, on their album Fiebre they have a pretty nice tango called Tangos Del Agujero. Helps warm up my mind and hands to practice tangos...

I also like Tu Camisita De Flores by Duquende, has some interesting changes and it's a bit more challenging...

Again the idea here is just to get the mind and hands warmed up...

So what's your favorite tangos song to warm up to?

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posted by MichaelSmith in Flamenco Guitar 1 year ago

The story of my Antonio Picado model 60 guitar


Many Wise People point out, that it depends on personal sonic preferences. And it is possible for really good player to make most if not all good guitar to sound “Spanish” . So such search may be a kind of never-ending story, and, when one of contemporary top luthiers - my virtual friend James Frieson, who has kindly helped me a lot by sharing his knowledge and giving me his priceless advices (thank you, Jim !), titled one of his letter to me: ”Onwards Rocinante” I felt encouraged by these words to continue my search. Well, with my deep respect and full understanding of many different opinions and after test playing a number of different guitars I found some of them sounding more “Spanish” in my ears then others.My own benchmark for the guitar with the sound that I look for has been for years the very good Jose Ramirez 1A, that many years ago I had a chance of playing. Today I do not take under serious consideration search for 1A, as the older models are known of high action and long scale thus are rather demanding, and my fingers are not as operational as before. The other aspect is this of a financial matter. And I do not need now big volume, I do not play loud, just in privacy of my apartment for myself, my wife and grandson.

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posted by cristobal in Flamenco Guitar 1 year ago

Flamenco guitar videos or books?

Youtube has been a good resource, does anyone recommend a good video, book or online flamenco guitar lessons?

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posted by falseta in Flamenco Guitar 1 year ago

Video: Adam del Monte performs an amazing Guajira

I have known Adam for many years, and year after year he just gets better...

Sharing his latest video release of him perming a Guajira called Aires Habanos...



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posted by falseta in Flamenco Guitar 2 years ago

Solea performed in honor of Pepe Habichuela by Adam del Monte

Brilliant Flamenco guitarist Adam del Monte performs in honor of Pepe Habichuela's 60th anniversary celebration...

Adam is one of the greats who has consistently over time played true to the roots of Flamenco...



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posted by britguy in Flamenco Guitar 2 years ago

Handbuilt Flamenco guitars in Canada???

I'm in the market for a quality hand-built flamenco or flamenco - negra guitar.

Anybody know of a guitar builder in Canada who makes good flamenco guitars. And what should I expect to pay for a quality hand-made instrument.

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posted by Glamenco in Flamenco Guitar 2 years ago

Juan Martin's flamenco methods

I'm a new member on this site so, first of all, I'd like to say hello to everyone.
So hello all!

Well, I have been playing flamenco for some years now, and I have enjoyed it very much so far.

I have learned almost everything I know from Juan Martin's flamenco methods. But not long ago, I read quite alot of stuff on the web saying Juan Martin's method has bad compas and easily makes you bad habits which will be hard to break.
I really like Flamenco and I think it would be a massive shame if I'd be learning it the wrong way right now.

So I was wondering, has any of you got some (negative?) experience using with Juan Martin's methods regarding bad habits or bad compas?

Thanks in advance!


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posted by steve in Flamenco Guitar 2 years ago

picado technique...nails or skin?

For the picado technique, are there any member out there that use the skin of the fingers rather than the nail, if that's possible? Or does the string always roll off the skin and hit the nail to play picado? Does using the skin give less contro ald make the picado slower?

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posted by oleole in Flamenco Guitar 2 years ago

What is the best metronome?

Hello Flamenco Lovers,

What is the best metronome if you are concerned about keeping your falseta in time if you play the guitar? I have these options now

1 Oscar Herrero Flamenco Metronome
2 A app for iphone, ipod touch like Beat Vibe or ZuloLabs
4 Or a app for Ipad like graf-martinez cajon loops for garageband ipad
5 ??? (someting else)

I don't have a Iphone, Ipod or Ipad at this moment but the Oscar Herrero Flamenco Metronome is about 300 euro in the netherlands and the Ipod touch 4 8gb is around 150 euro and ipad2 16 gb 450 euro. I want to take it with me that is importent for me! What is the best choise? Let me know your best options!

Greetings Mike

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