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Sale: 8th December 2015

Lot 496: A Flamenco Guitar by Manuel Reyes, 1978 Cordova


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£3,000 - £5,000

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Cypress back and sides. A right-handed guitar strung for a left handed player. A note on the case mentions that it once belonged to Pena Martinez
In hard case


by Manuel Reyes


558mm scale


no obvious repairs, but very worn *


David 'Gwyn' Davies (1939-2015)

This photograph of Gwyn dates from the early 1970s, some years after he first became involved in flamenco.

He first took up playing in his early teens. Well known as a razor-sharp dealer who was part of the Troubador scene in Earl's court in the sixties and seventies, and possessed of a wickedly roguish streak and a devilish sense of humour, Gwyn was nevertheless a passionate and disciplined player.

After pupilling with the great Paco Pena in 1968, he performed in and around London until his death. Speaking fluent Spanish, Gwyn travelled widely, frequently visiting guitar makers at their workshops in Andalucía and elsewhere in pursuit of the one guitar that gave a perfect 'sound'. This collection is the culmination of a lifetime's search. When not sourcing and dealing in guitars, Gwyn lectured in economics and was a qualified building surveyor.

Sale Information

Sale Date

Tuesday 8th December 2015
First lot ends approx. 4:00pm