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Cervantes Concert Series Fleta

December 15, 2010
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Ignacio Fleta is generally considered to be one of the very best builders of classical guitars of the 20th century.  Born in the year 1897 into a family of cabinet builders,  by 1927 Fleta had set up his own instrument building shop in Barcelona Spain.  After hearing Andres Segovia in 1955,  Ignacio decided to devote the rest of his career to building concert classical guitars exclusively.  Within ten years he was receiving orders from the likes of Andres Segovia and John Williams.

As Fleta’s guitars evolved,  he developed a personal style that was significantly different from the traditional Torres model.  His guitars offered a stiffer box with more mass,  eventually incorporating a bracing pattern that featured 9 fan struts and 4 harmonic cross braces on Western Red cedar tops.

Alejandro Cervantes has not only reproduced the unique physical characteristics specific to the Fleta design,  but has also recreated the rich muscular tone that will be forever associated with Ignatio Fleta’s considerable reputation.

Specifications

*   52mm wide bone nut
*  ebony fingerboard
*  650 mm scale length
*  Spanish cedar neck
*  Western Red cedar top
*  Fleta style 9-fan 4 cross brace strutting
*  Indian rosewood back & sides
*  14 5/16″ lower bout dimension
*  3 7/8″ deep sides at end block
*  12 hole bridge tie block
*  steep neck angle allows a nice healthy saddle height
*  gloss finish
*  hardshell case

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