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A flamenco guitar is a type of guitar, built for the purpose of playing flamenco music.
The traditional flamenco guitar is made of Spanish cypress and spruce, and is lighter in weight and a bit smaller than a classical guitar, to give the output a "sharper" sound. The flamenco guitar, in contrast to the classical, is also equipped with a pickguard-like barrier, often plastic, enabling the guitarist to incorporate rhythmic finger tapping without damaging the guitar. The flamenco guitar is also used differently than the classical guitar, with different strumming patterns and styles, as well as the use of a capo.
In short, flamenco guitars are meant to be better suited for flamenco than classical guitars; however, some higher-end flamenco guitars use similar materials to high-end classical guitars.
Flamenco is a genuine Spanish artform. It exists in three forms: Cante, the song, Baile, the dance, and Guitarra, guitar playing.
- Classical Guitar
- José Ramírez
- Domingo Esteso (1882-1937)
- Hermann Hauser (1882-1952)
- Paco de Lucia (1947-)
- Rafael, one of todays finest exponents of the flamenco guitar.
- Flamenco Community
- GuitarSync.com Forums Online resource for acoustic and electric guitar players.