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Manuel Contreras II C7 classical guitar

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-09)
Price : US $900.00



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Manuel Contreras , born in Madrid in 1928, entered the guitar making profession from the exalted position of being a much sought after cabinet maker. It was Jose Ramirez III who in 1959, and knowing of Contreras' reputation, invited him to join his guitar workshop. Within three years he had developed his craft sufficiently to set up as an independent guitar maker in Madrid. Then, in 1962 Contreras set up his own at number 80 Calle Mayor. Although Contreras should not be considered as being a luthier opposed to tradition, as his primary model, the 1st Special guitar, is firmly based on the development of the traditionally accepted ideas of construction, his inquisitive character led him to work, from the early seventies, on a number of unusual instruments. A cursory investigation of his work reveals a maker who was much more than many of his contemporaries to new ideas and developments beyond the traditional style of the classical guitar. An enthusiast for the unconventional. His first achievement, in this sense, was the design of the model''double top'', which Contreras presented in 1974, after a number of experiments in order to improve the tone and volume of the instrument and its capacity to get the sound out of the guitar body. The great reception this model rapidly got in the professional guitar world (the first Double Tops, were closely observed during their process of construction and afterwards used y the four mythical guitarists members of the Romero family) encouraged Contreras to continue with this innovative way of working, far away from the mainstream of classical guitar design. Manuel Contreras died in 1994. It


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