Hernandez and Aguado

16.00 British Pounds Sterling

Price: 16.00 British Pounds Sterling for PDF files emailed to you for printing - all good Print & Copy shops will print full size from these PDF files which you can take to them on a memory stick or email to them. If not available in your area, contact me and I can post paper copies to you.)

Manuel Hernandez and Victoriano Aguado were one of the most successful guitar making partnerships of the 20th century. They worked in Madrid, where they developed their own particular guitar designs that proved extremely popular with players. Some musicians like their guitars precisely because they seem to lack a strong personality - this makes it easier for the player to put his or her own character into the music (in contrast, for example, with a Fleta, which sometimes appears to sound "like a Fleta" whoever is playing on it).

These makers used various strutting designs, and the plans available here include two different designs; the first uses five fan struts and closing bars; the second uses six fan struts, two closing bars, and a long diagonal strut that cuts across the treble side of the soundboard, to increase volume and clarity.