Flamenco guitars fall into two categories. The traditional, or blanca, guitar uses light coloured cypress for the back and sides. The modern, or negra, guitar typically uses the darker coloured rosewood. Flamenco guitars are lighter, play easier and have a more immediate and percussive sound than their classical counterparts due to the construction methods and the types of woods used. Differences in construction are inevitably subtle and vary from one luthier to another. However, typically, the body depth of the Flamenco is shallower than the Classical guitar. The reduction in the volume of air in the soundbox raises the pitch slightly. Inside, the fan bracing is ususlly shorter than found in a Classical guitar. This shortens tone duration, giving a more immediate sound and the characteristic flamenco "punch". This allows the guitar to cut through when accompanying singers and dancers and to be heard over the palmas (the distinctive rhythmical clapping). The action is set 1/32" lower than on the Classical. To facilitate right hand strumming (rasgueados), and finger tapping (golpes) on the tap plate (golpeador), the strings must also be closer to the soundboard, requiring the lower bridge and saddle height. We are pleasd to offer this small. but beautifully proportioned, range of European made taditional amd modern flamenco guitars for your enjotment.