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Considered one of the greatest contemporary classical guitar luthiers, Ignacio Fleta (1897-1977) opened his own stringed instrument workshop in Barcelona in 1927. In 1955 after hearing a radio broadcast of Andrés Segovia performing Bach pieces, Fleta devoted his efforts to building guitars exclusively. Two years later, Segovia bought a guitar from Fleta, which he played often in concert performances and the recording studio, and eventually Segovia had Fleta make him an additional two guitars.



From the late ’50s through the mid ’60s when Fleta built this guitar, he developed his own personal style of guitar building, noted by his instrument’s larger body proportions and increased amount of internal braces. Fleta focused on making guitars for the concert stage, with ample volume output to fill 1,000-seat venues. This 1965 Fleta, made during a period that many consider his best, produces a very powerful sound with clear, distinct voice.

Label: 1965
Serial number: 256
Top: Cedar
Back and sides: Indian rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Frets: 19
Bridge: Tie block
Tuners: Machine with gold-plated engraved baseplates and white pearloid buttons

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$35,000.00

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1965 Ignacio Fleta Classical

Auction ended on Wed, Apr 2, 2014
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Estimate $70,000 - $80,000
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