No it's a reference to the back: "double tapa" is sometimes erroneously translated as double top in the nomex sense but it's a particular back design that was used by Contreras and I believe also Ramirez has used it as well.
It's a very fine guitar indeed. But the 660 scale might lower the value some, I don't know... I still say 5000-6000 Euro.play sweet wrote: ↑Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:25 pmHello everyone,
I am including additional information, relating to the Contreras, Sr. guitar. I hope it proves more helpfu, for members, with value of the guitar.
Manuel Contreras, Sr., 1979 "Double Top" Concert Guitar, material listing:
Top: Fine quartered spruce
Sides/Back: Book matched Brazilian rosewood
Bridge: Brazilian rosewood, with bone inlays
Neck: Spanish cedar, with grafted heel and head
Fingerboard: Ebony, with nike-silver frets
Bandings: Rosewood, with white filets, herringbone top
String length: 660mm (54mm nut)
Rosette: Black/white geometric, with herringbone borders
Varnish: Catalyzed urethane
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