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1962 Fleta Concert East Indian/European
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Fleta
Product Year
1962
Model
Concert
Serial #
281
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5179
Condition
Very Good. Three small cracks on top, light play wear, a crack in the stacked heel that has been re-glued and stabilized, play marks on the neck.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Fustero
Tuner Finish
Gold With Pearloid Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
14.375 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.59 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
1.93 in
Nut Width (mm)
49 mm
String Spacing
2.24 in
String Spacing (mm)
56.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

One of the miracles of classical guitar building in the twentieth century, Ignacio Fleta has contributed immensely to his field. In the world of nylon-stringed instruments, Fleta is a mythic figure, and his guitars are certifiably legendary. We are proud to here offer you the chance to own a part of that legend with our 1962 Fleta Concert Classical. Over 54 years old, the European Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides have completely opened up, rendering the voice immense and rich, with a flawless degree of articulation from string to string. Possessing a unique ability to completely absorb the player's attention, this Fleta is captivating: long hours will pass in what feels like only minutes as you explore the multitude of registers, voices, and modes which are hidden in the Ebony fretboard.

Considering its age, this guitar has the typical play wear of more than five decades' worth of music, but is in otherwise excellent condition, and plays as smoothly as it must have felt when Ignacio Fleta finished the guitar in 1962. The low-end hangs in the air as though it were never to leave, so rich is the sustain, and the trebles cut with almost surgical precision; delicate overtones lending ghostly color to your Classical arrangements. A piece of guitar history, this Fleta is kind of instrument that many luthiers strive to create, and almost none achieve. Thankfully, Fleta was more than an ordinary luthier, and this Concert is more than an ordinary Classical.

Playing this Fleta is like breathing; it feels so natural. The weight is feather-light, and the setup perfect--you can really understand why Fleta had a 20+ year waiting list, with this Concert in your hands. In my line of work, I get to play so many amazing instruments, sometimes it's hard to tell them apart, but this Fleta stands alone in my book as one of the most expressive and rich Classicals we've ever had in the shop.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.59 in
NUT WIDTH 1.93 in
STRING SPACING 2.24 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

One of the miracles of classical guitar building in the twentieth century, Ignacio Fleta has contributed immensely to his field. In the world of nylon-stringed instruments, Fleta is a mythic figure, and his guitars are certifiably legendary.
 

Playing this Fleta is like breathing; it feels so natural. The weight is feather-light, and the setup perfect--you can really understand why Fleta had a 20+ year waiting list, with this Concert in your hands.
 
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