Antonio RAYA PARDO
Granada, Spain, 1997
German Spruce Soundboard, Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony fretboard with 650 string length
This is a fine example of Antonio Raya Pardo's masterful work. Considered one of the leading lights of the Granada school of guitar making, Antonio was supported and influenced by the greatAntonio Marin Montero who many regard as the dean of that branch of Spanish luthery. (See the Marin Montero page for a 1989 guitar we have for sale.)
This guitar features a close grained German spruce top and beautiful sober grained palissanto de Rio back and sides. The bracing system is inspired by the Marin Montero/Robert Bouchet design with five fan braces and a tone bar crossing under the bridge to create good sustain and crystal clear trebles.