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Every guitar is given a thorough 19-point inspection including playing through every note, adjusting saddle & nut heights, checking neck relief, fret ends, tuning mechanisms, finish, and more. You can rest assured that your guitar will be flawless or we'll replace it or refund it and cover all shipping charges. Also, all guitars at XGuitars are kept at the perfect humidity and temperature to prevent hidden cracks, sharp frets, warped necks, etc.
Rosa Negra engages the bass bloom and zestful clarity of Madagascar rosewood to deliver the punch and versatility found in the best flamenco negras. Rosa is as powerful and authoritative as she is beautiful.
Top: Solid European Spruce
Back/Sides: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Neck: Honduras cedar
Tuners: brass with black accents
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Hardshell Case Included
Made in Bulgaria
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First off, this is a stunningly beautiful guitar. Simple elegance is the theme without being frilly or ostentatious. The pictures don't really do it justice; The contrast between the almost white spruce top and the Madagascar rosewood back and sides is provocative, along with the lacewood binding and back seam. The tuners are beautifully ornate without being overdone on an austere neck and simple but gorgeously veneered head-stock, and the rosette design seems to be unique to the genre. Construction-wise it is almost flawless: The only thing I noticed on mine is that where the low E string side of the nut meets the neck and head-stock, it's not properly blended and fit and juts out a tad. Sonically, I've had no other flamenco guitar to compare it with (save for cheap Yamahas and Cordobas - and always blancas - that came through the music store). I have been practicing on a basket-case classical, but I have played Selmer style Gypsy Jazz guitars for 35+ years, and so I expected, with the construction and string tension, for it to produce a "crunchy" and "growling" tone. I wasn't disappointed. When the guitar arrived, I was frustrated with my physical limitations, the wider neck, and the tone - which was rather muddy and dull. However, after playing the instrument for several days, it opened up and is now providing a very inspirational tone and impressive volume. I dare say it seems to be getting better each day; so much so that i hurt my wrist by overdoing it, and now need to heal and pace myself. I'm very pleased with this guitar.