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New Felipe Conde Guitar Strings

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new series of guitar strings carrying the Felipe Conde name, designed especially for the Spanish guitar. We would very much appreciate your feedback on our new strings so please don’t hesitate to write to us as soon as you test them!

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Felipe Conde awarded the Handcrafts Prize by the Madrid Autonomous Region

Felipe Conde receives the Craft Prize of the Madrid Autonomous Region in the category “Traditional Crafts” for the preservation and diffusion of the trade

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Restoration of a 1930 Esteso

This past summer we received a visit from a client who brought an old guitar in search of some advice regarding the instrument’s origin and general condition. It was a concert grade flamenco guitar built by Domingo Esteso in 1930. It had a German spruce soundboard, cypress back and sides and wooden tuning pegs. The client told us that that his family has been in possession of the guitar since the 1930’s and it had been left and forgotten in a store room for quite some time. He did not know that the guitar was built by one of the most important guitar builders of the so-called Madrid School.

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Music China 2016 – Shanghai

Our workshop will remain closed from October 24 until November 1 (both days inclusive) due to our participation at the Music China 2016.

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VII Guitar Festival of Seville

Felipe Conde was that sponsor of one of the prizes and a jury member for the First International Flamenco Guitar Competition in Memory of Paco de Lucía.

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The first ever “negra” Media Luna

Here is a story about how we acquired what we believe to be one of the first rosewood flamenco concert guitars with a “Media Luna” ever built.

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XXVI Curso Flamenco by Gerardo Núñez and Carmen Cortés

The 26th edition of the Curso Flamenco will take place at Sanlucar de Barrameda (Cadiz) from 18-23 of July 2016.

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How to recognize a quality classical concert grade guitar?

When we decide to acquire a concert grade classical guitar we should take care that it is exactly as it should be, not only because it is a big investment, but also being guitar lovers that we are, we should be looking for a quality Spanish guitar

Correction

Last February 2, 2016 we published a short film titled “Media Luna – 100 años entre cuerdas y madera” (https://youtu.be/h9THJ_VAK4c) directed by Alberto Gonzalo y Pablo Arenillas

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What are the origins of the flamenco guitar?

As many of you may have known, in the origins of flamenco the singing was the only protagonist of the genre. The guitar was incorporated later and more recently it was followed by other instruments such as the piano, the cajón or the violin that reflect the contemporary features of the style today.

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Conde guitars featured in the new book “Paco de Lucía, el hijo de la portuguesa”

It is our pleasure to review the recently completed book “Paco de Lucía, el hijo de la portuguesa” (its original title) published in 2015 by the Algeciras writer and journalist Juan José Tellez.

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Frankfurt Musikmesse 2016

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2016 will take place from 7-10 April. Come and visit us at the Hall 8.0 Booth K-93. Musikmesse 2016 is fast approaching and will be taking place from 7-10 of April 2016 at Messe Frankfurt (Germany). As many of you may know, Messe Frankfurt has decided to overhaul the entire fair structure this […]