1970 Felix Manzanero


Make: Felix Manzanero
Model: Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1970
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 650mm
Nut: 53mm
Finish: Lacquer
Tuners: Delux Engraved Fustero
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Very Good
Location: USA

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1970 Felix Manzanero

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1970 Felix Manzanero

4,500.00

Make: Felix Manzanero
Model: Concert Classical Guitar
Model Year: 1970
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 650mm
Nut: 53mm
Finish: Lacquer
Tuners: Delux Engraved Fustero
Country: Spain
Condition: Used - Very Good
Location: USA

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The Spanish luthier Felix Manzanero was born in Madrid in 1937. He had learned a little about guitar making from Modesto Borreguero (1893-1969)-- who been trained by Manuel Ramirez (1864-1916)-- and was a friend of the family. When he was 14,  he began his apprenticeship under José Ramirez II (1885-1957) doing varnishing and building bandurrias, andworking along side Alfonso Benito and Jose Ramirez III, the only others in the shop, eventually becoming one of Ramirez master craftsmen. His guitars from this period are marked with his initials FM, and are sought after by collectors.  After 12 years in the Ramirez shop, in 1964 Felix started his own business and workshop.  Felix Manzanero is one of the foremost luthiers of classical and flamenco guitars in the Madrid school. His classical guitars have won such prestigious prizes as First Place in Acoustics in the Concurso Internacional de Maestros Guitarreros in Tarbes, France in 1989. Manzanero is mentioned as among the best guitar makers in Spain in books by Cano, Evans, Mairants, Morish, and Urlik. I would concur. Felix retired in 2011. This 1970 Felix Manazanero although the finish has noticable wear around the soundhole, has no other issues--no cracks, no previous repairs, and has belonged to the same family since its purchase.