1960 Manuel Valazquez no. 9 - SOLD


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1960 Manuel Valazquez no. 9


This is a wonderful historical example of Valazquez’s early years in NYC. With a beautiful spruce top and straight grained Brazilian rosewood sides and back, this guitar has a bright and lyrical voice. It is a dream to play.

1960 Manuel Valazquez, #9
Solid Spruce top
Solid Brazilian Rosewood sides and back
650mm scale, 52mm nut width
Original Landstoffer machines
French Polish Finish
Excellent condition - two very small center splits, 2” long at the bottom
bout - expertly repaired in 2002 at Beverly Maher’s Guitar Salon, NYC

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.

Every guitar is given a professional setup and a thorough 19-point inspection including playing through every note, adjusting saddle & nut heights, checking neck relief, fret ends, tuning mechanisms, finish, and more. You can rest assured that your guitar will be flawless or we'll replace it or refund it and cover all shipping charges. Also, all guitars at XGuitars are kept at the perfect humidity and temperature to prevent hidden cracks, sharp frets, warped necks, etc.

NO SALES TAX for any state outside of North Carolina.

Financing Available! - 6, 12, or 18 months at 0% interest. Contact us for details.

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