IDing an instrument make

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Roaster42
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IDing an instrument make

Post by Roaster42 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:05 pm

I asked GeoffB about this and he suggested it would be acceptable to post it here.
My email to him:

My departure from Classical guitar at 13 years old was behind this gentleman, Randy Rhoads.
As I re-dedicate myself to the original passion i developed for guitar in classical I wonder about influential instruments.

Can you either identify this brand of guitar or point me to someone who might be able to?
I believe it had a carved headstock. May be the lighting.
I have attached a few images.


http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag1 ... qmnlez.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag1 ... mwokoy.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag1 ... 6kkqyx.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag1 ... syygei.jpg

I looked at this guitar for years and never considered 'buying' one but I am interested as I have returned to the fold.

Any input is appreciated.

Jim
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Re: IDing an instrument make

Post by Lovemyguitar » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:46 am

It looks like it might be custom made, based on the carved bridge and serpentine-shaped ebony inlay on the back of the neck. The headstock does, indeed, appear to be carved.

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Re: IDing an instrument make

Post by Roaster42 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:43 am

I was directed to look at a Pedro Maldonado C1

http://www.pedromaldonadoguitars.com/Guitars.htm

Maybe???
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Re: IDing an instrument make

Post by Lovemyguitar » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:54 pm

Found it! Type in these words in an internet/google search: Jeronimo Pena Fernandez Concert - Classical Guitar. Cheers!

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Re: IDing an instrument make

Post by Roaster42 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:08 am

Lovemyguitar wrote:Found it! Type in these words in an internet/google search: Jeronimo Pena Fernandez Concert - Classical Guitar. Cheers!
My man!!

Thanks, and now the arduous task of...finding one.
I have contact with Randy's sister Kathy, I can ask her what year his was, likely a late 70's.

Much Gratitude my Northern Brother!

WOW

http://www.dreamguitars.com/detail/5095 ... cert_1971/
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Re: IDing an instrument make

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:51 am

Glad I could help! :D

From one of the photos you provided, it looks like the date on the label of Randy's guitar is 1979. I did see an earlier one (1973) that may be available at guitar salon. Best of luck, and when you get one, let us know! Cheers.

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Re: IDing an instrument make

Post by Roaster42 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:26 am

How did you go about the idea that it was a '79?
Just curious.

He bought the guitar in 1981 with the proceeds from the Blizzard tour so I know it was pricey...then.

I am trying to find more out about them but other than the magnificence of the maker and how well regarded he was there is precious little about the brand.
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Re: IDing an instrument make

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:43 am

Roaster42 wrote:How did you go about the idea that it was a '79?
Just curious...
I noticed that on the label of one of the instruments I saw online, the date (just the year) was at the bottom right corner of the label, so presumably those numbers on Rhoad's guitar in that spot on the label are the year that it was built. In your photo, the 1 and the last 9 are obscured by the strings, but you can see the middle "97" clearly, and the loop portion of the last nine is visible, and so I can't see what else it could be!

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