I obtained this beautiful 1988 Benito Huipe Flamenco guitar and the sound and tone blew me away. If you need a beautiful & professional flamenco/classical guitar, this is it.
The cedar soundboard has a very quick attack and fast decay. Perfect for that flamenco style music playing. I re-conditioned the guitar, cleaned the body and the frets, made sure it was set up and playing properly. I also put new strings on: RC Victor Monge “Serranito”
Solid Cedar Top
Cypress Back and Sides
Beautiful Handmade Rosette
Original Flamenco Pickguard
Rosewood BackStrip, Tailstrip Binding with Side Perfling
Made in USA
Benito Huipe is one of the most sought after builders in Paracho, Michoacan, Mexico. He built this specific guitar in the USA in Los Angeles.
“He taught me to understand the difference in sound between a classical guitar and a flamenco guitar, Huipe said. He told me, ‘Benito, with flamenco guitars the strings have to be very close to the soundboard so that the sound of the strings blends with the sound of the wood, like a drum, very dry, very dry, like a flamenco dancer, very harsh. And with a classical guitar, the strings have to be very separated from the soundboard, so it will sound very clear, very sustained.’ ” ( Excerpt from: )
Wide Neck – Light Brazilian Mahogany – Great feel. Connects at the 12th fret.
Minor wear and scratches. Very Great condition. Perfect functionality.
Locking Peg tuners are functioning well and bridge is in great condition.
Guitar comes with a soft Gigcase with Back extensions.