1981 Manuel Contreras


1a Special Concert Classical Classical Guitar
Location: USA
Make: Manuel Contreras
Model: 1a Special Concert Classical Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1981
Top: Red cedar
Back & Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Scale: 664mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: Lacquer
Tuners:  Probably Reichel (gold engraved with pearl buttons) 
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

1981 Manuel Contreras

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1981 Manuel Contreras

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1a Special Concert Classical Classical Guitar
Location: USA
Make: Manuel Contreras
Model: 1a Special Concert Classical Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1981
Top: Red cedar
Back & Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Scale: 664mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: Lacquer
Tuners:  Probably Reichel (gold engraved with pearl buttons) 
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Excellent 

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Born in Madrid in 1926, Contrerasjoined the Ramirez workshop as a senior journeyman in 1959. It was Contreras who made the first José Ramirez guitar Andrés Segovia bought in 1960. After three years with Ramirez, Manuel opened his own guitar workshop in the center of Madrid.  He soon earned a reputation as one of the finest and most innovative luthiers in Spain. Contreras died in 1994 of cancer. This guitar is in very good condition, but does have a few string scars and expected finish checks behind the bridge.