1980. Labelled, dated and signed by the maker.
East Indian rosewood with simple, single-line purflings and rosewood bindings. All shellac french-polished.
Body length:- 485mm.
Top bout:- 285 mm wide & 103 mm deep.
Waist:- 240 mm & 106 mm deep.
Bottom bout:- 373 mm wide & 106 mm deep.
European spruce with a good silky texture, rosewood bridge with decorated tie-block capping.
Inexpensive machine tuners with lyre ends and white, plastic buttons.
664mm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard
52mm at the nut with 44 mm string spacing.
In extraordinarily good, original condition ... barely played. There is only very minor playing or handling marks.
The very top of the back shows four approx 15 mm surface cracks in the end of the board which will have been there from day one.
Antonio Duran was one-armed guitar maker, working initially with the Ferrer family in Cuesta Gomerez. He had his own workshop there, where I had the pleasure to meet him, since the late 1950's and passed away in 2007.
His guitars were typical of Granada making, though this one with 66.4cm scale (like Ramirez 1a at the time) is really very good. With its G air resonance, it has a rich depth of bass and generally noble sound.
Seeking just a modest price, this may be a good deal for someone; perhaps with larger than average hands.
Antonio Duran - Click here to find out more about this maker
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