2005 Teodoro Perez "Concierto" SP/AR
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was born in the province of Soria, in Spain in 1952 but moved to Madrid while still very young. In 1966 he began apprenticing in the famed Jose Ramirez III workshop, where he built guitars, lutes, bandurias and mandolins. During these years, he had the great honor to meet some of the great maestros of the twentieth century, including Andres Segovia, Narciso Yepes and several others. In 1970, after passing the appropriate tests, and with the approval of Jose Ramirez, he qualified as First Official, and stamped the guitars he made with his initials GPM. In 1991, Teodoro Perez teamed up with another fellow Ramirez veteran, Mariano Tezanos, and built guitars for many years under the name "Tezanos-Perez". Teodoro has recently entered the next phase of his career, building with his son, Sergio, who has been assisting him in his work since 1998. GSI is proud to be representing these guitars exclusively in the United States.
The "Concierto" is the first all French-polished model in the Perez line, and displays the same amazing attention to detail and craftsmanship that is found in all the guitars from this maker. Typically, this guitar is made with Indian rosewood for the sides and back however back in 2005 when we first ordered the guitar, we were able to special-order this model in striking African rosewood for only a small premium. The Concierto has a sound quality that is all its own, although still deeply rooted in the powerful Madrid style. Well-rounded, deep basses and glowing trebles give this guitar a voice that is simply intoxicating, and the great playability is typical of Perez. Although second-hand, it is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs, only some mild playing wear in the finish. Overall a tremendous concert guitar from the Perez shop, and a great value for a guitar of this caliber.
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