In the flamenco music world, you'd be hard-pressed to find a musician who isn't familiar with the name Manuel Rodriguez. In fact, Manuel Rodriguez was a man who had a reputation in the early 1900s for his guitar playing skills, and after he started to build his own guitars for fun, it didn't take long for the rest of the world to catch on to their sheer beauty, easy playability and breathtaking sound. Today, Manuel Rodriguez flamenco guitars are the result of a dedicated team that takes pride in maintaining the Rodriguez family tradition for exceptional craftsmanship.
For a perfect example of Manuel Rodriguez's master luthiery and Spanish pride, check out the FF Flamenco Style Nylon String Guitar. From the colorful wood rosette to its unique headstock, this guitar is designed with meticulous attention given to even the smallest detail. Additionally, the FF Flamenco is fitted with a transparent "tap plate" or "Golpeador" above and below its soundhole to protect the spruce top from heavy strumming.
Now, if you're an experienced flamenco guitarist who performs on stage often for an audience, your best bet is to go with an acoustic-electric, and the FLMOD550 Flamenco Moderna Acoustic-Electric is a nylon-stringed beauty that's equipped with high-quality Fishman electronics. Designed with a soft cutaway, slim-profile neck and thinline body, this guitar is very comfortable to play and the solid spruce top and flamed maple back and sides give it a bright tone.
Of course, any one of the guitars in this section will blow you away. Every Rodriguez flamenco guitar is handcrafted and glued to create accurate balance, while the wood used in the construction of each model is chosen carefully and aged to ensure it's of the highest quality. After all, an intricate playing style like flamenco calls for an instrument that's built with passion and precision - and that's exactly what Manuel Rodriguez guitars are known for.