This concert level flamenco guitar has a very Andalusian sound and is difficult to compare to other builders. She has a kind of a'cante jondo' special sound expressing true flamenco qualities which is why many of the top flamenco players play a Juan Miguel González flamenco guitar.
The top of this 2008 second hand negra is made using the best tight-grained German spruce, the back and sides are made from impeccable rosewood. The set up is a flamenco player's dream, low, fast, without buzz. This negra is responsive in all registers, it explodes with power, reflects pure flamenco and it is Juan his top model. Juan Miguel González made two flamenco guitars very similar to this one for Tomatito. Condition is good with some playing wear.
Juan Miguel González Morales, born in Almeria in January 17th 1947, began his apprenticeship in 1960 with his father, Miguel González Abad, “El Cojo”, who also advised and helped the late great luthier, Gerundino Fernández when he started to make his first guitars. Juan Miguel Gonzalez is widely recognized as one of the great flamenco guitar makers living today. His guitars have a special duende flamenco players seek and love. To name a few of his clients: Tomatito, Norberto Torres, Monolo Franco, Carlos Piñana, and El Niño de la Manola. Juan Miguel González his work is constantly evolving, he only produces about 20 instruments a year and his waiting list is growing. Next to his home in Almeria, Juan Miguel Gonzalez holds an incredible old aged stock of master grade woods. His craftsmanship is excellent. Juan Miguel González has a very “earthy” construction.