José Luis Romanillos

  • Year:

    1972 - series 200, number 6 or 16? - named Cristina.

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood with luxurious 'feather' purflings and centre strip.

  • Front:

    High quality European spruce carrying the famed arches rosette, rosewood bridge with tie-block decoration that echoes the head centre strip. Liam Romanillos advises that this guitar is possibly the first or one of the first to have the famed arches rosette.

  • Tuners:

    Lansdorfer tuners set on a head faced with dark Brazilian rosewood. This guitar was one of the first to have the well-known headshape; the same as it still is today.

  • Scale:

    653 mm

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut

  • Condition:

    In remarkably good, truly original condition - it has been very carefully looked after by its one original owner and therefore has no repairs, no cracks or significant scratches. The original polish on the front guitar is a little dull and micro-crazed.

  • Comments:

    This particular Romanillos guitar has a low air resonance giving a rich bass and a treble that is extremely clear. The 200 series were based on a 1936 Hauser that was owned by Julian Bream. Made just a few months before the famous 1973 Romanillos that was extensively played by Julian Bream, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a highly collectible gem from this world-renowned maker.

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  • Price:
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