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Arcangel Fernandez Guitars

Here at London Guitar Studio we are proud to have guitars by renowned luthier Arcangel Fernadez from time to time. Click below to find out more about Arcangel Fernadez and his workmanship.

About Arcangel Fernadez

Arcangel Fernandez was born in 1932 and initially pursued a career in cabinet making. However, in 1954 he met the great luthier Marcelo Barbero who was considered to be the finest maker in Madrid and was former assistant to Santos Hernandez. Fernandez became Barnero's assistant and contributed to the construction of instruments by preparing wood and dealing with the finishing touches.

Fernadez had not completed a guitar himself until Barbero's death in 1936 when he completed instruments that Barbero had been working on and then started to make his own from the studio with the approval of Barbero's widow.

Fernandez established a shop in conjunction with Manuel Rodriguez who later left to live in Los Angeles. The shop featured Fernandez own work together with some instruments by other luthiers. In 1959 Arcangel Fernandez was joined by Marcelo Barbero's son Marcelo Junior and the two men worked together for 40 years.

Fernadez' reputation quickly spread and he came to be considered one of the greatest Flamenco guitar makers in the world. Later in his career Fernandez, who produced an average of eight guitars each year, had to stop taking orders for his instruments as the waiting list had become too lengthy and he eventually retired to the Canary Islands. His work remains in incredible demand but is rarely available as so many of his instruments were purchased by Japanese collectors. Indeed towards the end of his career Fernandez was working exclusively for overseas clients as interest in Flamenco had subsided in Spain. This was a matter of some controversy at the time.

Arcangel Fernandez Spruce Top Classical Guitar 1990 Arcangel Fernandez Spruce Top Classical Guitar 1990 sold
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Archangel Fernandez Spruce Top Classical Guitar 1990 This guitar was made by Arcangel Fernandez, one of the best Spanish luthiers of flamenco guitars in latter half of the twentieth century. Like his master Marcelo Barbero, Arcangel's work has played an integral role in defining the archetypal guitar. Solid Spruce Top Brazilian Rosewood Back And Sides Ebony Fingerboard Scale Length 650mm Nut Width…
Arcangel Fernandez Spruce Top Guitar 1961 Very Rare Arcangel Fernandez Spruce Top Guitar 1961 Very Rare sold
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Arcangel Fernandez Spruce Top Classical Guitar 1961 Very Rare In excellent condition and has had one repair. Hard case include not original. Arcangel Fernandez of Madrid Year: 1961 - number 119 classical guitar. Body: A body shape that is very pleasing - Indian rosewood with fine-line purfling and rosewood bindings. Body length:- 488 mm. Top bout:- 281 mm wide & 90 mm deep. Waist:- 243 mm & 92 mm…


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