A guitar by one of the most famous luthiers of Spain. Eduardo Ferrer, was the nephew of Benito Ferrer the founder of the famous Granada School. He was the teacher of most of the Granada guitar makers and is thus a key figure in the history of guitar making.
Eduardo Ferrer was born in 1905. When he was about ten or twelve years old he entered his uncle Benito Ferrer’s shop as an apprentice, he also attended seminar school for a time, thinking he might like to become a priest, but changed his mind. When his uncle died in 1925, Eduardo took over his shop. His life was one long adventure: from the time as an apprentice when he earned nothing, to the during the war when he sold a guitar for twenty pesetas– which seemed to be a fortune. As a luthier, his work followed closely that of his uncle. Although he tried various experiments, he kept returning to the tried and true traditional methods of Benito Ferrer and Antonio de Torres. It was his opinion that they had explored all there was to explore, and there was nothing new to invent. His importance as a luthier, however, also was as a teacher. Almost all of the guitar makers currently working in Granada either apprenticed with him or learned their art from those who did. His apprentices include José Castaño and Milan continue their studies with him after his uncle’s death; Juan López who died during the war, Miguel Robles, Manuel Fernández, Francisco Manuel Díaz, Manuel López, Antonio Marín, his own son José Ferrer, and many more. He also helped train classical guitar makers in Japan, he spent 3 months each year between 1966-1968 in Japan showing Yamaha workers how to build guitars.
This guitar is a flamenco guitar from 1967. A really nice one. It has been professionally restored and is in great condition.
Sound wise and from the point of playability it is a real guitar of the extra class.