1974 Arcangel Fernandez “Negra”
Back and sides: Rosewood
This guitar is much like my own Arcangel Negra, only much more open at this point as it is nicely played in and mature. Whereas Reyes strives for a punchy delivery with strong fundamental notes present, Arcangel has always been praised for his lyrical and musical guitars that have divine overtones and complexity. This Negra is like that, well balanced, very open and played in, SUPER easy and comfortable feel to the action, really I mean ‘perfect’, nice sustain and still it is definitely a Flamenco 100%.
A rare and wonderful guitar from one of the best Flamenco builders on Earth, in fact many attribute the very first Negra’s ever built to the ones built by Arcangel in the late 50’s, nobody has been building Negra’s longer, and many say, nobody builds them better.