Spanish instrument luthier Manuel Rodríguez Guitars introduces two new nylon string acoustic-electrics with low-profile neck, thinner body and Fishman electronics
lassical instrument manufacturer, Manuel Rodríguez Guitars announces the introduction of the acoustic-electric Flamenco Moderna Series. The culmination of over 100 years of traditional Spanish guitar design and construction, these versatile flamenco guitars combine a sleek, low-profile neck and thinner body with Fishman electronics.
With two models distinguished by the selection of their unique wood combinations, Flamenco Moderna guitars feature a thin profile and single cutaway to provide easy access to all 19 silver-plated frets on a fingerboard of Indian rosewood. The onboard Fishman Clásica III electronics package is optimised for nylon string tonality and features an easy-to-read chromatic tuner.
The FLMOD500 features walnut back and sides with solid Canadian red cedar top. For players who prefer more snap and brightness, FLMOD550 combines solid select spruce top with back and sides of flame maple. Both guitars feature a gloss finish and antique gold-plated machine heads on a Rosewood overlay headstock and are strung with premium D’Addario ProArte EJ45 strings.
“Flamenco Moderna guitars carry a rich heritage of classic nylon string tone and playability, but with a thoroughly modern feel,” says Rick Gagliano, Product Merchandising Manager for Manuel Rodríguez Guitars. “These beautiful, unique instruments represent an exceptional value for guitarists looking to expand their tonal repertoire.”
Both the Flamanco Moderna Series FLMOD500 and FLMOD550 carry a street price of $499.99 (approx. £325). For further details, visit www.rodriguezguitarsus.com