Flamenco Guitar, custom built

Scharpach

FLAMENCO GUITARS

Vicente Santiago: "As a flamenco player I always need the instrument to respond and not to be wondering if at some point the sound of the guitar will break. The sound of the Flamenco1912 is just great: warm, balanced and with a lot of colours no matter if I was playing forte or piano. I liked playing melody lines especially on the high because I always felt a great harmonic support: somehow I felt there was another instrument accompanying me while playing melodies. "

Currently I offer the Flamenco1912 inspired by Pablo Picasso. Furthermore custom versions like the “La Porta” made for Al di Meola. Both come with a great story.

Custom made Flamenco Guitar

THE SCHARPACH FLAMENCO 1912

The design of the Flamenco1912 found its inspiration by Pablo Picasso. Picasso was a great lover of the flamenco music. Picasso’s silent instrument resembled no sculpture ever seen before. His first model in 1912 was made from cardboard . In 1914 the artist reiterated his fragile papery construction in a more fixed and durable sheet metal form. This fine piece of Art was made for the MoMa in New York in 1912. Elements are the headstock and the sound hole inlay that refers to this fine piece of Art made by Pablo Picasso.

Furthermore the guitar is build using the heritage of the Santos Hernandez who was a great guitar maker living in Spain in the early years of the 20th century.

bespoke flamenco guitar inspired by Picasso

Guarija played by Vicente Santiago.

Vicente: “The sound of the guitar is just great: warm, balanced and with a lot of colours no matter if I was playing forte or piano. I liked playing melody lines especially on the high because I always felt a great harmonic support: somehow I felt there was another instrument accompanying me while playing melodies.”

Abandolao played by Vicente Santiago

Vicente Santiago performs on the Flamenco1912. A guitar inspired by the design of Pablo Picasso for the Moma in New York 1912. “As a flamenco player I always need the instrument to respond and not to be wondering if at some point the sound of the guitar will break.”

Al di Meola with the custom built Scharpach La Porta flamenco guitar

Scharpach Flamenco Guitar

LA PORTA: FLAMENCO FOR AL DI MEOLA

A guitar especially made for Al di Meola. The design was based on the story that Al told about his grandfather leaving Italy through an ancient historical door, hence: "La Porta". The design of the headstock was taken and inspired by the design of the ancient stone decorated wooden door on which his grandfather left.

Further Al di Meola needed very easy access to the higher region of the fretboard hence the extreme deep cutaway.