Found this on a Flamenco Guitar site. Take it as you will. It is in reference to a 1972 Model 56 Taurus.
"Perhaps I can shed more light on this guitar. The Taurus guitar factory in Barcelona made some the student models for Ramirez during the mid to late 60's and into the 80's. Antonio Picado Berga worked for the factory from 1968-1982 and made many of the "luthier" models for Ramirez. The same model guitar back then would sell as a student Ramirez for more than it did with the Taurus label. Student Ramirez models from that period bring $800 to $2000 in today's market. The Taurus labeled ones can bring whatever the buyer is willing to pay. The guitar was probably made by Berga. Definitely not Jose Ramirez or anyone in his workshop in Madrid. The luthier models of Taurus sold in Barcelona back then for $150-$185 and the few that hit the states brought maybe $250. I had a student back in 1973 that had the Model 60 she had bought in Barcelona new for $165. Even though these were called "luthier" models they were not hand made by a single luthier. They would be select models that were examined, special set up, and had to meet the standards of the luthier in charge which was probably Berga, but still factory made guitars. Generally the best ones were sold to Ramirez."
Randy ( Big Bird, it's what my grandkids call me)
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