The next guitar that we’ll be featuring in our June 1st event featuring Scott Tennant playing the 7 guitars from the Romero collection that most influenced luthier Pepe Romero Jr. is a beautiful 1970 Miguel Rodriguez. Just three years older then ‘La Wonderful’, it will be very interesting to hear the differences between these two guitars.

This is the guitar with the reverse fan bracing that inspired Pepe Jr. to use that system in his own guitars. In Pepe’s words “I hear things in this guitar that I had never heard before in a guitar. The separation and clarity are amazing. The guitar also feels great in the hands. This guitar has changed my building in a big way”.

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One Response to “The Romero Collection – 1970 Miguel Rodriguez”

  1. As far as I know the 1970 Miguel Rodriguez guitars were the first year that he constructed the diagonal treble brace. Before that, he built many of his guitars with standard bracing on both sides of the top.

    There is talk that Miguel may have gotten the idea from Jose Ramirez who added this style on his guitars in the 1960’s.

    But whatever the actual information may be, it’s obvious that Miguel was moved in the direction of the diagonal treble bar for his classical guitars.


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