Manuel Contreras II 1a Especial Premium, Classical Concert guitar, 2007, EC

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€ 7.500,00

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Manuel Contreras II 1a Especial Premium, Classical Concert guitar, 2007, EC

Manual Contreras 1a Especial, made, stamped and signed by Manual Contreras II and therefor a rare premium guitar. Manuel Contreras began the study of guitar making while working in the Ramírez workshop in the late 1950s. However, with a desire to build his own instruments, he set out to start his own business. Always an innovator, Contreras began to create a number of unconventional instruments as well as the more traditional Spanish style guitar. His best-known innovation is the "double-top" design, which was developed in the early 1970s and continues to be in great demand today. Manuel Contreras Contreras II took over the workshop from his father until his recent passing in 2011. This guitar is still from the hands of Manuel who is continued and improved the quality, craftsmanship and innovation.

This is the top of the line concert Contreras II guitar known as the 1a Especial, it was built in 2007 and is constructed with the most premium woods at the time available from the workshop. 1a stands for primera which means first class. It features stunning, highly figured Tropical rosewood back and sides and perfectly quarter-sawn red western cedar. This guitar has a big bold sound that can fill any concert hall and has been used by many performing musicians in concert with an orchestra. Playability is excellent due to a shallow neck and excellent action. It has super clarity and great warmth typical of the best guitar makers from the Madrid school since the 1950s and more typiscal of Contreras guitars. The Condition of the guitar is excellent with angelhair wear and a few tiny dings in the shellac finish on the top, no structural issues, superb tone and travels in the original hiscox hard shell case. A rare chance on of the most premium guitars made in Spain.

Model Features:

Model 1a Especial Premium
Body Material Tropical Rosewood
Top Material Cedar
Finish Natural
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Profile C
Fretboard Ebony
Bridge Rosewood
Scale 650mm
Nut Width 52mm
Tuners 3-on-a-plate
Pickup None
Travels in Original Hard Shell Case

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