Thomann Classica Flamenco 1F

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Flamenco Guitar

  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back and sides: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis)
  • Fretboard: Acacia
  • 19 Frets
  • Nut width: 52 mm
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Colour: Natural, high gloss
  • Made in Portugal
available since March 2016
Item number 380931
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Cutaway No
Top Spruce, Solid
Back and Sides Maple
Pickups No
Fretboard Acacia
Nut width in mm 52,00 mm
Scale 650 mm
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
Back and sides Maple
$176
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Good for classical as well as flamenco
Edmort 30.06.2019
I play mainly classical guitar style, though I do not limit myself totally to it and greatly enjoy an adventure into other styles of music, and of course, guitars. Because of HB's reasonably priced guitars ,these adventures have become more frequent and affordable and my latest is into the world of flamenco. I have tried playing flamenco on my hand made Richard Newman guitar but it has always lacked that bright, percussive tone as you can imagine so for £150 (approx) I decided to try Thoman's flamenco guitar. After a short wait the guitar arrived and I couldn't wait to get the box open and try it out. Getting a guitar from Thoman always makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning, it's a joyous occasion.
First impression was not disappointing. The colour and quality of the wood is gorgeous and I was lucky in getting an amazingly symmetrical grain book matched feature on the back. Neck nice and smooth, not overly thin, and fretboard is flat with fairly low out of the box action. Tuners functional but not pretty, so will upgrade them. Nut plastic and in sure the bridge saddle is an uncompensated sliver of bone, so will probably change them too. Sound after a quick tune up was to my ears more like a classical guitar than a flamenco. The soundboard is thicker than I expected and the strings certainly were not doing the instrument any justice. After changing them to D'darrio flamenco, however, it took on the feel and sound of a flamenco. Certainly not a thoroughbred but adequate for my needs. A clear scratch plate or golpeador would have been a practical feature as it doesn't take long for your nails to rip up the surface of the soundboard without it.
All in all a nice guitar for the money. Well made, good wood, nice finish, easily playable with a surprisingly deep resonant bass and bright treble. Happy with the guitar and would recommend it as a student flamenco or as a go to now and then flamenco.
Now , I wonder what my next HB guitar is going to be?! I think I feel a bit of cool and slow and mellow electric bluesy jazzy stuff coming on; so maybe a semi hollow? Who knows? With Harley Benton the choice is remarkable and most satisfyingly varied. I'll go have a look now.
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Stefan Stefan 211 05.06.2021
First time, my guitar arrived broken ( not Thomann's fault). Second time it arrived I was able to play it for about a month, then the wood bent and my neck isn't straight anymore. This guitar's material is poor quality. Now I've sent it to warranty and expect another. In my opinion this guitar is overpriced, mainly because it says is a flamenco guitar but in reality is a classical guitar with some flamenco guitar aspects, like the strings action. Please, consider my review and don't waste your money. TY
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Can't fault it for the money
Steve (Edinburgh) 10.03.2022
There is really nothing to complain about at the price point: you won't do better for the money. The guitar I received took a couple of months to settle in; most notably the intonation significantly improved during that time. So I'd recommend not trying to setup the action and intonation for the first two months at least; instead just tune and play the instrument regularly.
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bad stringing
Abdulmajeed a 13.02.2022
the guitar is great but the three low strings kept buzzing a lot when I played, plus one of the strings snapped after a few days other than that the guitar came in perfect condition and sounded great if I forget about the string buzz.
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