1843 Mateo Benedid Diaz Spanish guitar


Make: Mateo Benedid Diaz
Model: Spanish Guitar
Model Year: 1843
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spruce
Scale: 610mm
Nut: 48.5mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Machine tuners (unknown)
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - very good
Location: USA
Commission Sale. 

1843 Mateo Benedid Diaz Spanish guitar

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1843 Mateo Benedid Diaz Spanish guitar

4,000.00

Make: Mateo Benedid Diaz
Model: Spanish Guitar
Model Year: 1843
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spruce
Scale: 610mm
Nut: 48.5mm
Finish: French Polish
Tuners: Machine tuners (unknown)
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - very good
Location: USA
Commission Sale. 

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Mateo Benedid Diaz (b. 1800 - d. 1878) was born in Cadiz. He was the son of Josef Sebastián Benedid Díaz (Cádiz, active 1760-1836), and was trained along side his two brothers by his father. The Benedid family was one of the most important and influential makers of the 18th and 19th centuries. The elder Benedid along was an earily adopter of fan bracing— and was one of several Spanish makers that Fernando Sor recommended to those seeking fine guitars.

This guitar is a survivor. It is in original condition, and has not been refinished or had previous repairs. Yes, it needs some minor repairs. There a few cracks (notably on the top) either side of fingerboard, a couple below bridge, that appear to have been repaired, but I am not completely sure.