The iconic Spanish flamenco guitarist Raimundo Amador was so fascinated with our guitars on his last visit to the factory that he couldn’t miss the opportunity to play with them in Frankfurt. Amador is going to join us in Musikmesse, where he will perform with his favorite instruments and our latest developments in the MR stand from Thursday, April 7th to Sunday, April 10th.
Raimundo Amador made a stop on his way to Madrid to visit our factory in Esquivias. The renowned guitarist had a reason for visiting us: to try the new MR bass, which he did, showing his great versatility with strings. Although accustomed to playing a four-string bass and this is a five-string, he proved that this was no obstacle for him. He didn’t only throw himself into trying the bass, he also played different flamenco and cutaway guitars; he wanted to hear all of them, commenting: “I don’t know which one to choose, I want all of them”.
Raimundo Amador’s career demonstrates his passion for merging the more classic sounds, his flamenco roots, with blues, jazz and rock. He has had the opportunity to share a stage with Camaron de la Isla and Paco de Lucía, among others. His innovative outlook has made him an unstoppable artist, leading him to collaborate with prominent artists such as B. B King, Björk, Remedios Amaya and Kiko Veneno.
He visited us with his family; at his side was his granddaughter Toni, who was a contestant in the latest series of Voz Kids and proved that she has inherited all her grandfather’s skills as part of the Rosario Flores team. As soon as the visit had started, Raimundo Amador was surprised by the diversity of woods kept at our factory, such as the Indian rosewood or red cedar, but above all by their age and origins. “Although we do new things, we have to look after our roots”, added Raimundo Amador while testing the sound of the various woods.
At the end of the visit, the guitarist confessed that it was the first time that he had witnessed the manufacture of a guitar from beginning to end. Amazed at the delicacy and the time it takes to make a guitar by hand, he repeated several times: “Keeping up to date is necessary, but so is preserving the structure”.