Santos Hernandez Guitars

Santos Hernandez Flamenco & Classical Guitars: 1926-1940

Santos Hernandez was born in Madrid in 1873. His first occupation as a boy was making vestments for the Catholic Church. Later he became an apprentice luthier to Valentin Viudes. After a while he worked for Ortega and then for Gonzalez. In the years 1893-1898, he served as an artilleryman in the Spanish Army. Upon completion of his military service he went to work for the great Luthier Manuel Ramirez. It was a lasting relationship. Santos Hernandez worked for many years for Manuel Ramirez. Ramirez gave the young Segovia a Hernandez-built classical guitar in 1912, which, Segovia played for 25 years.

Hernandez Guitar, Front

Hernandez Guitar 1926, Front

Hernandez 1927 Flamenco Guitar

Hernandez 1927 Flamenco Guitar

Hernandez 1934 Flamenco Guitar

Hernandez 1934 Flamenco Guitar

Hernandez 1940 Classical Guitar

Hernandez 1940 Classical Guitar

Hernandez 1940 Flamenco Guitar

Hernandez 1940 Flamenco Guitar