Eduardo Ferrer

  • År: 1979
  • Mensur: 650/52 mm
  • Lock: Solid Gran
  • Sidor/Bakstycke: Solid Cypress
  • Skick: B
  • Pris: På förfrågan

There is much to be said about Eduardo Ferrer, probably too much to write about here. But in short he was the father of the Granda school of guitar making, teaching the likes of Antonio Marin Montero, Manuel Lopez Bellido and Antonio Duran Zurita. In other words he taught the trade to nearly all the guitar makers in Granada at the time, while some of them had other pupils. He was also responsible for training the Yamaha luthiers in Japan, who hired him for three years (1966, 1967 and 1968) learning to build the Grand Concert model. As a side note it was Eduardo’s uncle Benito Ferrer who gave an earlier studio model to the young Andres Segovia, who used it from 1904 until the iconic 1912 Manuel Ramirez guitar.

Eduardo Ferrer built classical and flamenco guitars in the traditional way, meaning lightweight guitars in the style of his uncle and Antonio Torres. Although his own guitars are seldom seen on the second hand market (not to be confused with unsigned labels and other student/workshop guitars) they represent excellent historical value as well as wonderful sounding and easy playing instruments.

This particular guitar was built in 1979 and belonged to a professional danish concert guitarist, who bought it from Eduardo in the early 80s and used it for his whole career. Although built in a typical flamenco manner with a thin and responsive spruce top and cypress back and sides, this guitar serves well as a classical guitar too with great sustain and beautiful timbre. In fact this guitar will most likely satisfy any performing artist or amateur due to its great versatility, excellent intonation, separation and even sound across the board. A very inspiring French polished instrument to say the least.

The guitar was refretted in 2020 and has two repaired cracks, one on the top along the fingerboard and one on the back. Action is low and the playability is excellent. The scale is standard 650/52 mm and the tuners are replaced with hand made Alessi with ball-bearings. As you probably can tell by the pictures the guitar has seen some serious playing time, again an indication of a well loved instrument.

You can read more about the history of the Ferrer legacy here.