musguitar wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:25 am
I read somewhere that Contreras worked the same way as Jose Ramirez did. If there were any flaws on the 1A guitar they were labelled 2A or not signed. Probably you already know that Contreras worked in the Ramirez workshop in the '50s.
If unsigned label, most likely made by one of Contreras' workmen.
Yes, indeed. But what I actually would like to know is if this guitar actually was made in the original workshop and not like the "Guitarreria" or "Guitarra de estudio" guitars. Some people say that all none signed Contreras guitars are "studio models" and not built in the workshop, some people say that "Luthier" means it's built in the Manuel Contreras workshop, but not by Manuel sr/jr. So I'm a little confused. But the shape of the headstock tells me this is a "real" Contreras, but not built by Manuel. Hopefully I'm right.
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1950 - José Ramirez II
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1990 - Antonio Raya Pardo 1A
2004 - Alain Raifort Grand Concert
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres
Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.