Jose Oribe began making guitars in 1962, who along with the late Manuel Velazquez, makes him one of North America's veteran builders of the past 50 years. Oribe is famous for his fine materials as a quick glance at this instrument will attest. This model, his 'Suprema' is built with top materials and has been compared often to the finest Madrid-style instruments (Ramirez, Contreras, Bernabe, etc.) in its tonal and structural characteristics. It has a big, deep and rich tone with great volume, making this a particularly strong instrument for live performance. This particular guitar is a fine example of Oribe's best work. Although a used guitar, the condition is excellent with barely any signs of prior use. Includes the original Oribe hardshell case with case cover and certificate of authenticity.