Manuel Reyes 1980 - Blanca


    A Masterpiece!! This Manuel Reyes blanca was extremely hard to come by, it was part of a private collection and not on the market for years.. It's sound is very throaty, an internal combustion, holding, waiting until it releases its sound. A blanca with negra like sound properties. Sweet, beautiful and lyrical tone. You can feel every note you play, as you hold it. Playability can’t get better on a Reyes, with string height at 2.75mm on bass side at the 12th fret and 7.2mm string height at the bridge, low action and yet the guitar doesn’t buzz. You might get some sizzle when playing some hard rajeos, yet even that overdriven sound is great, reminds me of the sizzle on Vicente Amigo’s Reyes. Materials are exquisite, the soundboard has some bear claw, the cypress back and sides are creamy and beautiful. The guitar still has the original Fustero tuners.



    Top: German Spruce

    Back and sides: Spanish Cypress

    Scale: 655mm

    Finish: French polish

    Tuners: Fustero machines

    String height at the 12th fret: 2.75mm bass side

    Saddle height: 7.2mm

    Nut width: 53mm

    String distance at nut: 44mm between 1st and 6th string

    String distance at saddle: 57mm between 1st and 6th string

    Weight: 1368g / 3.01lbs