This custom, as new, one owner instrument was made by Manuel Velazquez especially for Armin Kelly,
founder of Guitars International. Included with the sale of this guitar will be a letter of provenance signed by Manuel Velazquez. (To view additional photos of this guitar click here
The quality of sound and materials are unsurpassed. Manuel Velazquez counts among his influences Torres, Hauser I, and Santos Hernandez (to whom he was related). Manuel Velazquez's concert instruments are revered for their unusually pure tonal beauty, perfect physical symmetry, and superb materials. Clients include Rey de la Torre, Sabicas, and Pepe Romero. (Learn more about this great classical guitar maker
Manuel Velazquez was the U.S.'s
first internationally acclaimed master classical guitar maker. View a
biographical video about Manuel Velazquez by clicking here. Materials:
Perfectly quarter sawn CSA from 1940, very old master grade European spruce soundboard with close straight grain and extensive medullary ray cross grain silking, mahognay neck, Rodgers precision tuning machine heads (the finest in the world)
, oil varnish finish, immaculate workmanship, 650mm string length.