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How to get there:

Address:

Calle Sócrates, 25
Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, 11407
España

Car:

Calle Sócrates, 25

From Seville: Highway (6€ toll) Jerez-Sevilla AP-4 E-5.

Or Nacional IV (no toll)

No Dogs welcome Yes Public transport access
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How to make a flamenco guitar?

Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz

Visit a spanish guitar workshop.

During the visit we will address the various stages of the construction of a flamenco handmade guitar.
Learn about the wood used in the construction of the instrument: hemlock, cedar, different “Palosantos”, Cypress or inter Ebony wood from the five continents used in the different elements of the guitar. Also he will explain to you the importance of a proper curing and sawing of wood. You will find out more about the history of the instrument, according to its origin and development in our country. We'll talk about the importance of historical guitarists who developed the "Spanish method" of construction, specific to the guitar and its differentiation with the traditional method used in other stringed instruments. And above all, you will see the hand of the guitar artisan at different stages that comprise the construction of the instrument, from the obtaining of the wood though the processing, forming the different parts that make up the guitar: Soundboard mast hoops background fretboard ... understanding what role each plays in the development of sound. Then, in a practical way, we can see the application of the Spanish method and how the elements are assembled in the "Solera" to shape the instrument.

Information about the craftsman

This young artisan is an example of how to do things right. He studied Architecture, but he felt the need to work with his hands And because he was in love with the flamenco guitar, he decided to dedicate his life to his passion: making guitars. With the courage and humility of a person who enters into a world as traditional as flamenco, he managed to study with the best teachers of Cadiz and Malaga, to get dry wood and set up in a small workshop in the best quarry for flamenco guitarists worldwide: Jerez. Intelligently, he combines his spatial vision and the physical knowledge acquired in his academic training with his love for flamenco. It is a pleasure to hear him speaking with passion of this secular art in his studio, where smells of wood and varnish involves you, and to watch his expert hands glide across the wood. He is a lovely person, and if you plan to visit Jerez, he would gently inform you of the best little corners where you can enjoy authentic flamenco.

Information about the area

Jerez is the home of flamenco and the city that has provided more interpreters to this art, in quality and in quantity. If you want to see real flamenco (not touristy), the one you just find in a tavern where someone starts to sing spontaneously, where several friends play guitar for fun at the corner of a square, on a “peña" where you are invited to enter with a smile ...come to Jerez!
With its wine: the "Jerez" or "sherry" - the name of this Andalusian city crossed borders to become known to the world for its wineries and the quality of their products. Jerez offers much more: the horse, the bullfighting, motorcycling (Permanent circuit speed), the “tapas” bars, its wide streets, endless fields...
We highly recommend that you visit "The Royal School of Equestrian Art." It is one of the world's top equestrian schools (if not the best), where the horse delights you in the art of horse-riding with the sound of Spanish music. If you like horses it is a “must”. It´s not cheap, but it is really a worthwhile venue http://www.realescuela.org/
Further information on festivals and events in Jerez at the following link: www.jerez.es

Reservation policies

If cancel or modify up to 24 hours before the date of the activity, no fee will be charged. If you cancel or modify later or if you don´t show, the total price will be charged.

Payment methods

Only cash is accepted

Children policies

The workshop is not safe neither fun for children under 14 years old.

Pets policies

Pets are not accepted.

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How to make a flamenco guitar?

How to make a flamenco guitar?

Visit a spanish guitar workshop.

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How to make a flamenco guitar? - Javier Mejías Gómez

Address:

Calle Sócrates, 25
Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, 11407
España

Car:

Calle Sócrates, 25

From Seville: Highway (6€ toll) Jerez-Sevilla AP-4 E-5.

Or Nacional IV (no toll)

Public transport:

Bus: www.tgcomes.es; www.losamarillos.es; www.linesur.com; www.socibus.es; www.alsa.es

Encontrarás información sobre fiestas y eventos en Jerez en el siguiente enlace: www.jerez.es

Pocos lugares en España gozan de un reconocimiento internacional como el que disfruta Jerez. Gracias a su vino -el “jerez” o “sherry”-, el nombre de esta ciudad andaluza hace mucho tiempo que traspasó fronteras para trascender a todo el mundo hasta llegar a universalizarse. Pero no se crea que Jerez es sólo su vino. Jerez, como dice con razón una de sus frases promocionales, es “mucho más”. Aún a riesgo de caer en tantos tópicos como la han hecho famosa, hemos de decir que Jerez, además de su vino, también es el caballo, es el flamenco, el toro, el deporte, los grandes eventos, el circuito de velocidad, y son tantos otros elementos cualitativos como aquí se manifiestan con la rotundidad de lo concluyente y que se muestran capaces de definir su singular personalidad. La Jerez moderna y acomodada a los nuevos tiempos, de grandes avenidas y de concurridos centros comerciales, de vida cultural activa y de elementos tan innovadores como pueden ser su Circuito Permanente de Velocidad, sus magníficas infraestructuras turísticas o sus complejos deportivos, convive a la perfección con tanta tradición y con tan rico legado monumental a cuya sombra permanece viva la cotidianidad pausada, lo circunspecto y la mesura que siguen respirándose en sus barrios más castizos.