Francisco Simplicio, the sole pupil and successor of Enrique Garcia, was known not only for the beautiful tone of his instruments, but also for his exquisite workmanship and use of extravagant ornamentation.
In 1929 he exhibited some of his guitars at the International Exhibition in Barcelona, winning a gold medal.
He trained his nephew Miguel Simplicio and he continued the shop. Miguel Simplicio built guitars in the style and tradition of his uncle and became himself a famous luthier.
The famous ’sound‘ of Simplicio is unique among the great makers of the twentieth century – it has a very „old-world“ charm, and players of these guitars often remark how they are transported psychologically to another world when playing a Simplicio.
The sound of this Simplicio is particularly magnificent – great depth to every note up the entire register with a big bottom-end and lyrical trebles.
Seit 1669 baut die Familie Hopf Instrumente. Seit dieser Zeit wurde diese Tradition von Generation zu Generation bis heute weitergegeben. Heute ist Hopf einer der führenden Hersteller von Gitarren in Deutschland. Viele Gitarrenbauer lernten bei Hopf um dann später ihre eigenen Ateliers zu eröffnen.
Diese Barock Gitarre wurde von Dieter Hopf 1967 gebaut. Diese handgebaute Meistergitarre ist eine geniale Gelegenheit für Gitarristen um Melodien aus alter Zeit stilgerecht aufleben zu lassen.
Dieter Hopf ist ein hervorragender Gitarrenbauer und genießt weltweit einen sehr guten Ruf.
Er hat durch verschiedene Weiterentwicklungen und Patente viel zur Entwicklung der Konzertgitarre beigetragen.
Zu bekannten Gitarristen, die Dieter Hopfs Instrumente spielten und spielen, zählen Baden Powell, Alexandre Lagoya, Michael Tröster, Joana sowie Joe Sander von Johnny Cash Experience.
… This classical guitar was built by Alfonso Checa in Baza (Granada) in 1967.
Alfonso Checa and the instruments of his studio were awarded with the gold medal at the international fair in Madrid (1953). Some years later at the exhibition in Ronda they received the highest price as well.
Juan Miguel Gonzalez is a very special luthier, not only because he is in the direct line and the last legacy of Antonio de Torres, also because he builds high end handmade guitars with an amazing and individual sound.
This one is no exception, a flamenco guitar built in 2004 with a breathtaking sound:
Manuel Contreras is without any doubt one of the most famous luthiers the world has ever seen. His inventions and improvements for the classical guitars are admired and appreciated by many.
One of his achievments was the design of the “Double Top”, which Contreras presented in 1974, after a number of experiments in order to improve the tone, volume and projection of his instruments.
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Jeronimo Perez is one of these young and fomous luthiers in Spain. He combines a careful and dedicated construction with the best sound and his own personality.
With this he succeeded in attracting guitarists such as Antonio Rey, Paco Cepero, Diego del Morao, Miguel Salado, Bolita, Jesús Guerrero, Antonio Moya… etc. came to his workshop and searched for one of these instruments.
Doieter Hopf Gran Concertio – A true master built classical guitar that costs round $5850 new today.
Since 1669 Hopf has a name in instrument making. Since then, the chronology can be fully documented to this day. The now 340-year-old family tradition and the more than 40-year experience alone by Dieter Hopf gives an idea of what knowledge is represented in the Hopf guitars.
Dieter Hopf was born in Zwota / Vogtland in 1936, completed a 2-year training as a violin maker in Mittenwald and finally specialized in guitar making. Since 1968 he works as a master builder in Taunusstein.
Manuel Reyes (1934-2014) is doubtlessly the most famous flamenco guitar maker in Spain at the time of his death.
Manuel made only about 20 guitars a year. His flamenco guitars were in such demand, and his waiting list was so long, that he stopped taking new orders more than 20 years ago. Since his death, the demand for his guitar has only increased.
Alfonso Checa and the instruments of his studio were awarded with the gold medal at the international fair in Madrid (1953). Some years later at the exhibition in Ronda they received the highest price as well. During his life he built guitars for Gerundino Fernandez and Antonio Marin Montero. He was very respected among the luthiers of Granada.
The sound of this guitar is outstanding. The basses have a very special depth and the trebles are very clear.
It has an absolutely charming classical sound and the soound has a very nice vintage timbre.