1955 Marcelo Barbero
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Scale: 655mm • Origin: Spain
It is widely felt that the best Barbero guitars were built during the period from about 1950 to 1956, and this guitar is a prime example of that belief. Thus, if he built the standard one guitar a month let’s say, and of those some were no doubt classical guitars, then perhaps as few as 50 Flamenco guitars were built during his ‘best’ period. Of those, some have been lost or damaged, others are already ensconced in collections or with players who will not part with them for any price, and so this accounts for the rarity of these guitars from this period that are also in fine condition. Perhaps there may be as few as 10-20 Barbero’s from this period that have the sound and excellent condition that this guitar has. No wonder they show up for sale so infrequently.
A rare opportunity to own a stunning Barbero, from his best period, in excellent condition, and above all, with that killer Barbero sound that really puts it in a class all by itself.