New Darren Hippner Santos Hernandez Model
This new line of Santos Hernandez classical guitars created by Darren Hippner are simply amazing handmade instruments at a very affordable price. I've talked with Darren extensively about his building philosophy and it is clear that he is very experienced as both a luthier and collector of fine and rare instruments. He actually owns the instruments he makes replicas of and he does an amazing job of recreating these gems while maintaining his own integrity and creativity as a luthier. The Brazilian rosewood on the back and sides of these guitars compares with the kind of gorgeous wood you would see on instruments for 10k and up. I don't know how Darren can produce such exquisite instruments at this price but in any case we are all better off because of it. Get one of these two guitars before they are gone!