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Spain's Conde guitars a beloved family tradition still made by hand
Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their lightness, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. Among them, the guitars made over the past century by the Conde family in Madrid are among the most revered.
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, Spanish guitar maker Mariano Conde works at his workshop in Madrid. Carrying on the family tradition is Mariano Conde, who operates out of his workshop in downtown Madrid where and he and his son, also called Mariano, build their hand-made, individually sounding, classical and flamenco guitars. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 photo, two Spanish guitar makers work at a workshop in Madrid. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, Spanish 'flamenco' artist Yoni Jimenez plays a guitar in a guitar workshop in Madrid. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, Spanish guitar maker Mariano Conde tunes a guitar at his workshop in Madrid. Carrying on the family tradition is Mariano Conde, who operates out of his workshop in downtown Madrid where and he and his son, also called Mariano, build their hand-made, individually sounding, classical and flamenco guitars. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, Spanish guitar maker Mariano Conde works at his workshop in Madrid. Carrying on the family tradition is Mariano Conde, who operates out of his workshop in downtown Madrid where and he and his son, also called Mariano, build their hand-made, individually sounding, classical and flamenco guitars. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, a client, left, leaves guitar maker Mariano Conde's workshop, reflected in the glass of a display window, after buying a new guitar, in Madrid. Carrying on the family tradition is Mariano Conde, who operates out of his workshop in downtown Madrid where and he and his son, also called Mariano, build their hand-made, individually sounding, classical and flamenco guitars. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, Spanish 'flamenco' artist Yoni Jimenez rests his hands on his guitar case decorated with a photo of 'flamenco' icon singer "Camaron de la Isla" at a guitar workshop in Madrid. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, Spanish 'flamenco' guitarist Camaron de Pitita, right, performs with another artist during a show at the Casa Patas flamenco club in Madrid. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 photo pieces of wood to make 'flamenco' guitars are piled in a workshop in Madrid. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, photos of Spanish 'flamenco' guitar players are pinned to the wall at a guitar workshop in Madrid. Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their beautiful shape, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Spain's Conde guitars a beloved family tradition still made by hand

Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their lightness, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones. Among them, the guitars made over the past century by the Conde family in Madrid are among the most revered.

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