1972 Manuel Valazquez - SOLD


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1972 Manuel Valazquez


An example from the apex years of the epoch of Manuel Valazquez guitars. Featuring a stunning Bear claw figured Spruce top and striking Indian rosewood sides and back, this guitar is in excellent condition. It is powerful, dynamic and super fast to play.

Solid Bear claw Spruce top
Solid Indian Rosewood sides and back
650mm scale 52mm nut width
Original Landstoffer Machines
French Polish Finish
Purchased (2002) and serviced at Beverly Maher’s Guitar Salon, NYC
Excellent condition

Manuel Valazquez
The Dean of American Classical Guitar

Manuel Velazquez was one of the greatest guitar luthiers of the last one hundred years. He was born in Puerto Rico in 1917 and handcrafted his first classical guitar when he was still a teenager in 1929. He studied the art of guitar making from his older brother and the importance of woods from his father, who was a farmer. By 1941 Manuel moved to New York where he opened his first shop. Before long his instruments gained the attention of performers around the world. Among those who sought out and played Manuel’s guitars was Andres Segovia, the premier classical guitarist in the world. Passing down the tradition, Manuel’s son Alfredo has become a noted luthier in his own right, carrying on the tradition of handcrafted instruments.

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