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Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood
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Shelton Farretta Double Body Flamenco 1979 Rosewood

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Wow, we have a very special, and unique guitar for sale today. A gorgeous double body falmenco, hand built in beautiful Oregon by Susan Shelton and John Farretta using only the finest woods and highest degree of craftsmanship. By John's own words.... at peak production, he and his wife would build only about 20 guitars a year, and now in their 70's they can only build about 5 to 6 a year, and that number is decreasing, and soon, unfortunately they will have to hang it up for good. Thus making these wonderful guitar extremely limited and rare to find, and that's a shame because these wonderful guitars resonate like no other can due to its unique shape and design. This guitar has had some minor repairs done to it and also contains various small dings and scratches from being well played (enjoyed very much) and traveled with, as there are a few airline luggage tags on the case handle. This lovely Double Flamenca features an East Indian Rosewood inside / Mediterranean Cypress outside / Spanish Cedar neck / and the highest quality African Ebony fingerboard. The repairs that have been on this Flameca is a re-glued friction tuner, a repaired crack (see photos) and 2 dowels have been placed in the bridge, all the repairs appear to have been done many, many years ago. Hard shell case included. Please check our embedded YouTube video to hear this lovely guitar for yourself before purchasing!

‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs a double body?‚Äù is a common question. It‚Äôs essentially a guitar with a shell over the back and sides. The outside body is attached at the neck, the end block and along the sides but the two backs do not touch. Since the player‚Äôs body is shielded from contacting the guitar it can resonate freely. It increases sustain, improves projection and gives the sound of the guitar an unusual ‚Äúpresence‚Äù. Since the back braces can be placed between the two bodies the inside back when viewed through the sound hole appears to have no bracing.

These guitars are very difficult to build and use almost as much wood as two traditional guitars. The double flamenco guitars are built with rosewood interior and Mediterranean Cypress outside bodies. This gives them the appearance of a traditional flamenco guitar.

John Shelton has been a woodworker pretty much his entire life. At a young age John began to work with his father who was a master carpenter doing building construction and cabinet work. When he was in college he became fascinated with flamenco and devoted a great deal of time practicing and playing. It was during this time that he began his quest for the perfect flamenco guitar. In the mid 60's John devoted all his time to playing, teaching, building and repairing flamenco and classical guitars. His wife Susan joined him in the late 60's and he taught her what he knew. As a flamenco dancer and guitarist it should not be a surprise that she is as devoted to guitar building as he is. John and Susan have worked as a team for over 40 years now and have never lost the fascination with guitar building. Each have gravitated to the areas of their particular skills.

John and Susan build guitars with the assumption that every one will be an improvement over the previous one. They have no standard formula in their building. Dimensions are determined by what they think is the ideal for that piece of wood. Their guitars are a composite of all the wonderful Spanish instruments they've studied and learned from over the years although they never really copy any particular maker.

Partial shipping costs are refunded in the event our estimated cost is over what it actually cost to ship to you. All guitars purchased from our store get a professional set up and a restring from one of our amazing luthiers before being carefully and thoughtfully packaged, and the cost of shipping includes fully insured purchase for peace of mind.

 Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day! Feel free to message us anytime with any questions.... requests for more photos, a video....etc.

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