1955 Andrew Tatay Tomas


Make: Andrew Tatay Tomas
Model: Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1955
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Walnut (Nogal) 
Scale: 660mm
Nut: 50mm
Finish: Varnish
Tuners: Schaller (Lyra Style) 
Country: USA
Condition: Used - Very Good
Location: USA

1955 Andrew Tatay Tomas

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1955 Andrew Tatay Tomas

2,000.00

Make: Andrew Tatay Tomas
Model: Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1955
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Walnut (Nogal) 
Scale: 660mm
Nut: 50mm
Finish: Varnish
Tuners: Schaller (Lyra Style) 
Country: USA
Condition: Used - Very Good
Location: USA

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Andrew Tatay Tomas was one of Vicente Tatay Alabau (b. 1869-c.1950) three sons. His father was the founder of Tatay guitars, and built the firm up to a factory that employed twenty-five workmen. In 1935 when his father moved his workshop in Valencia to the Calle Lierato Azorin no 13, Andrew decided to go to America, where he opened a workshop in New York. There he worked as a traditional luthier, building handmade guitars. During the 1950s and 1960s, he advertised himself as a maker of Guitarras Espanolas, and used the name V. Tatay on his label. According to its current owner, this guitar was purchased by his brother in 1955 from Tatay in New York. It is a fine example of this maker's work-- the specular wood used on the back is walnut.  While there are scratches and wear to the finish consistent with its age, structurally this guitar is in excellent condition: no cracks or no repairs. The neck is straight, and the action is not only set up correctly for classical, but there remains enough bone on the saddle to lower the action if desired. Comes with hardcase.