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800 Greenwood St
Evanston, IL, 60201
United States


I began making guitars in 1966 in Dayton Ohio, where I worked out of my house. From 1968-1970 I lived in Mexico City, returning during the summers to build instruments at the Dayton location. 

During this time I was studying Anthropology and playing flamenco guitar professionally in various troupes in Mexico and around the U.S. In 1972 I moved to Chicago and worked briefly out of the back of a music store before moving to my present location in 1973. 

At that point I gave up any pretensions of being a professional guitarist and dedicated myself full time to lutherie.


My 800 Greenwood Street shop has undergone several renovations and changes over the years, the most recent being the 1995 massive renovation I did of the outside and inside of the building. 

As a result, my building is now climate controlled throughout the entire 4,000 square feet, and it has now acquired a nicer facade, with more interior showroom space than was previously available. 

Consequently, we are better able to serve those who prefer to visit the shop to select an instrument from our extensive inventory, which is housed in glass fronted rosewood cabinets. Being able to play many instruments side by side is very helpful in making a final selection, and we have full repair/restoration facilities on the premises for minor action adjustments to major restorations of valuable collector instruments.

Eladio Fernandez

1972 Eladio Fernandez (Spain)  660 mm scale, 51 mm nut, spruce top, Spanish cypress sides and back, original french polish.  Eladio Fernandez is the brother of the famous “Gerundino” Fernandez, both of Almeria, Spain.  Although he spent most of his life in his famous brother’s shadow, during the end of Gerundino’s life, Eladio was making most of the guitars labeled as Gerundino’s.  Not surprisingly, this instrument is a killer guitar, and has benefitted from the recent change of the fingerboard, golpeador and repair of a top crack done in the Bruné shop.  The action is low, strings are very close to the top, and the rosette is channeling those of the Conde family.  Explosive flamenco sound, perfect set up and vintage near mint condition, this is a great guitar for the most demanding player or collector.  Very rare, in the past 50 years I have seen fewer than a handful of Eladio’s guitars, so don’t let this one get away!  $6,500