652 mm Scale, 47 mm Nut. One piece Spruce Soundboard and Rosewood back and sides. 3 Fan Braces, not pointed toward the sound hole but further up toward the guitar neck. French Polish. No cracks on the Soundboard. Weight: 947.8 grams= 2.0895413 lbs. Very very light. 2 pounds and 1.4327 oz, not even 2 lbs, 1 1/2 ozs., 33.4 ozs. Original Bar Frets.
Very rare, so much that in 2019 the hardcover book "The Spanish Guitar" was published but the only guitar by this family shown with a photograph was made by the sons. Recently my colleague: Dr. James Westbrook, classical guitar historian and author extraordinaire, remarked that I had one by the father. He was truly shocked. I understand why as well.
Silvestre Senchordi was son of José Senchordi and Silvestra Balader. His older brother Miguel Senchordi Balader was a luthier too. Silvestre married (c. 1833) Desamparados Castán and their children would become his successors in the joint company: Sentchordi Hermanos. He lost two daughters in the 1885 cholera epidemic. Silvestre may have named his company “Casa de la Guitarra Grande”. Silvestre is seen many times in papers, magazines and books. He took part in several fairs / exhibitions in Spain. In general the Sentchordi name was well known in Spain as constructors of quality instruments (guitars and violins).
He received an honorable mention at an exposition in 1845. His sons, Jose and Manuel, became well known as: Sentchordi Hermanos in 1870, making affordable instruments that became exported to South America, The Philippines and Europe until about WWI. Silvestre Senchordi was the modern patriarch of that long lasting musical concern.
Even Jose Romanillos has a circa 1890 Sentchordi Hermanos guitar in his collection, shown on page 426 of the book "Guitarras Epoca de Guijosa 1993-2015" .
Maybe a way of describing how rare this guitar is, would be to say in the Felix Manzanero Guitar collection in Madrid there are 4 ornate Sentchordi Hermanos guitars that date from 1880, but none made by their father, Silvestre.