new here and admittedly not a classical guitarist however I thought you guys would appreciate this:
About 5 years ago I did a job for my boss - which involved collected a trailer load of stuff from his old house and moving it to his new one. At the old place, there was a pile of stuff heading to the junk shop... amongst this pile - a guitar case. My bosses wife told me to take it if I wanted it, so without looking, I grabbed it.
Turns out it's a... you guessed it... Solar 1963.
here's the label
and some more shots from my flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=s ... cal&m=text
Also, after much investigation I sent some photos over to Madrid to find out who it was that made it... I received a nice letter which I've translated below..
My name is Anselmo Spears Alamin, I am not professional guitarist, collector and scholar of ancient stringed instruments, and a friend of JAVIER ROJO SOLAR that instructs me to answer your letter.
SOLAR has several family members engaged in the construction of stringed musical instruments:
FERNANDO GONZALEZ SOLAR builder of violins that for some years held the post of Keeper of the quartet of Stradivarius of the Royal Palace in Madrid.
ANSELMO SOLAR GONZALEZ builder of guitars and Lauds bandurrias and constructor, to be sure of this guitar. This guitar had to be built in Madrid in the first workshop which took the guitar, on the street Cerro Garabito No. 11.
At present Anselmo Solar has 89 years, and because of his advanced age just built.
JAVIER ROJO SOLAR builder of guitars and vihuela Lauds directs you to whom this letter is currently 63 years, is considered one of the best builders of awards bandurrias and vihuela of Spain and Europe.
Their work is absolutely craft being rewarded last year as
MADRID master craftsman.
Therefore, the author of his guitar is ANSELMO SOLAR GONZALEZ and I regret not being able to send photos of his studio.
He sent pictures of instruments made by JAVIER ROJO and sutaller on the street Divine Shepherd No. 22 in Madrid.