This Francisco Simplicio 1926 early master guitars has an impressive wood working. It is one of the most ornate Francisco Simplicio made.
Francisco Simplicio was one of the most highly regarded Spanish (to be precise, he was Catalan) makers of the first half of the 20th century, being the only student and successor to Enrique Garcia, who worked in both Madrid and later, Barcelona. Simplicio began his guitar making career in 1919 with Garcia after losing his position as an “ebeniste” (highest caliber of cabinet maker) with the firm of Masriera y Vidal of Barcelona, who were makers of deluxe luxury goods. Simplicio had worked for them for 18 years and was already highly skilled as a woodworker.
In total, Simplicio made 336 guitars under his name between 1922 and his death on January 14, 1932, a pace that works out to being just about 34 guitars per year, a surprising rate of production even if one factors in help from his son Miguel and daughter Josefa. Even the plainest Simplicio guitars carried normal levels of decoration, and his deluxe models were paragons of time-consuming lavish ornamentation, all produced in the Simplicio shop.
The back and ribs of this Francisco Simplicio 1926 early master guitars are made of cuban mahagony, the table is in epicea. The tone of this guitar is soft, velvet-like, clarity in the trebles. One is moved to play this Francisco Simplicio 1926 early master guitars. The response is immediate and the projection is huge.