Handcrafted in Valencia – Spain around 1910, this historical piece is off-the-charts cool and as small as it gets for a fully functional guitar. This guitar is clearly a piece that was more than just folk art as the instrument was handcrafted in the classic Spanish guitar style and bears all the hallmarks of a skilled guitar luthier. The soundboard is likely a European spruce and the wood used on the back and sides of the instrument is likely specific to the area of its origin in Valencia, Spain. Classic ebony friction pegs work exceedingly well and the string action has been set well for quick and easy play up and down the neck. The guitar has a higher tuning than normal, almost something comparable to that of an ukulele, but the intonation is nice and the instrument plays beautifully.
Total length: 20-15/16″
Nut to Saddle length: 13-1/4″
Fingerboard width: 1-15/32”
Width at 12th fret: 1-11/16″
Note that one photo shows the Valenca guitar next to a custom Kamaka tenor ukulele and a second photo shows the guitar next to a 1895 Jose do Espirito Santo Ukulele. These photos were taken to showcase the relative size of the instrument for comparison purposes.