Domingo Esteso 1935
Domingo Esteso 1935
This guitar was made by Domingo Esteso, who along with fellow worker Santos Hernandez (from the Manuel Ramirez shop), was one of the greatest makers of the twentieth century. The label mentions his address in Madrid Back and ribs in cypress String length: 650mm Neck width: 50mm Condition: As is. This guitar needed a lot of restorations. It is playable. Price: Inquire
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Enrique Garcia 1917 early master guitars
Guitar made by Enrique Garcia in 1917 Year: 1917 – number 185. Labelled, addressed and dated by the maker. Body: South american rosewood of uncertain species, with fine, double-line purflings and characteristic, rounded heelcap. Front: European spruce with a well-recognised rosette of the maker, slim double-line purflings, rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl tie-block framing. The front has the maker's often-used assymetrical 8 fan-strut design. There is a brass tornavoz in the soundhole. Tuners: Original Scale: 650mm with 19 frets on the ebony fingerboard. Neck Width: 50 mm at the nut Weight: 1380 grams Condition: The condition is very good; the front particularly. The head, neck, sides and front are in really excellent condition for its 104 years. The back which is Brazilian rosewood. The table has no cracks. Price: Inquire
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Enrique Garcia early master guitars
Guitar made by Enrique Garcia in 1901 Year: 1901 – number 9. Labelled, signed, addressed and dated by the maker. Body: South american rosewood of uncertain species, with fine, double-line purflings and characteristic, rounded heelcap. Front: European spruce with a well-recognised rosette of the maker, slim double-line purflings, rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl tie-block framing. The front has the maker's often-used assymetrical 8 fan-strut design. There is a brass tornavoz in the soundhole. Tuners: Original Scale: 650mm with 19 frets on the ebony fingerboard. Neck Width: 50 mm at the nut Weight: 1360 grams Condition: The condition is very good; the front particularly. The head, neck, sides and front are in really excellent condition for its 116 years. The back which is Brazilian, has several cracks - which are tight closed. At some stage decades ago, the back has been taken off to effect back crack repair. The table has several cracks which have been perfectly restored Price: Inquire
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Francisco Simplicio 1926 early master guitars
Guitar made by Francisci Simplicio in 1926 Year: 1926 – number 103. Labelled, addressed and dated by the maker. Body: Cuban mahagony Front: Spruce with a well-recognised rosette of the maker Tuners: Original Scale: 650mm with 19 frets on the ebony fingerboard. Neck Width: 50 mm at the nut Weight: 1380 grams Condition: The condition is excellent. The table has no cracks. Price: Inquire
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hermann hauser 1 segovia model
Hermann Hauser 1 Segovia model early master guitars
Hauser 1 1924 model Segovia This guitar is one of the first Segovia models made by the famous luthier Hermann Hauser I and it’s signed with ‘manu propria.’ This is a very special detail, according to the dynasty’s third-generation builder, Hermann Hauser III. Hauser I added the handwritten ‘manu propria’, which is a Latin expression meaning “by own hand”, to the labels of some of the guitars that were very personal to him and were made by himself, without any help from his shop assistant. This guitar is in a very good condition and fully playable. The top is made of very fine spruce and is framed by brown and light purflings. The top has only a fine hair-crack beside the fretboard, which does not influence the guitar’s sound. There are some professionally repaired cracks on the back of the guitar, one is located just behind the label and has been reinforced with a cleat from the inside. The soundhole is richly decorated with mother of pearl and dark and light rings in between where rectangular and fishbone-like inlays can be found. The one-piece back, as well as the sides , are made of excellent Madagascar rosewood.
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Marcelo BARBERO 1944 early master guitars

This Marcelo BARBERO 1944 early master guitars has Rio back ans sides. Marcelo Barbero was born in Madrid in 1904. Marcelo was trained by José Ramirez II, and gave José Ramirez III his initial lessons in guitar building. When Santos … Continued

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Marcelo Barbero early master guitars
Marcelo Barbero early master guitars

Marcelo Barbero was born in Madrid in 1904. Marcelo was trained by José Ramirez II, and gave José Ramirez III his initial lessons in guitar building. When Santos Hernandez died in 1943, Marcelo went to his widow to see about … Continued

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Vicente ARIAS 1907
Vicente ARIAS 1907
Guitar made by Vicente ARIAS 1907 Year: 1907 n°177. Labelled, signed, addressed and dated by the maker. Back et ribs: Cypres. Front: Spruce with a well-recognized rosette of the maker Tuners: Pegheds Scale: 627mm with 19 frets on the ebony fingerboard. Neck Width: 50 mm at the nut Condition: This instrument was built in 1907 and the overall condition is great for such an antique guitar. There are the few repaired cracks on the top, the back. The guitar is now perfectly stable, set up and very easy to play. Price: Inquire Comments: Vicente Arias (1833-1914) was born in Ciudad Real, in the south of Madrid. His work has often been compared to Antonio de Torres. He was self-taught as a guitar maker. He probably started to build guitars in 1860 and won many prestigious prizes around the world i.e. Buenos Aires, Madrid, Brussels and Barcelona. Famous guitarists as Francisco Tárrega played on his guitars. The timbre of this instrument is tremendously sweet, complex. Even though it is small bodied, the volume and projection of the guitar are remarkable. Hard-shell case included.  
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