Flamenco Blanca (Blanca/white means that the back and sides were made from Cypress, while Negra/black means that the sides and back were made from Rosewood) with ebony pegs by Lester DeVoe. This is also the guitar on the cover of The Scent of Light. While Lester usually puts a one-piece tap plate (golpeador) on his guitars, I always request two pieces, leaving the area underneath the strings unprotected. I think it allows the top to flex better and sounds more “open”.
What do you find are the tonal differences between Cypress and Rosewood?
Even though I live in Las Cruces, I’ve never had the opportunity to hear you and Luna Negra perform. I’m in the Portland area and Luz Rivera (a “fanmenco” told me about your performance tomorrow at the Aladdin theater. I’m looking forward to the performance…
I was wondering the same thing that steve 1 asked, I think you have been using the Negra for awhile and just wondering what if anything made you use the Blanca?