Although born in Jaen, luthier Antonio Raya Pardo has lived in Granada since childhood, and is now one of the most important names in the Granada school of guitar making. After establishing his own workshop in the early 1970s, he has since gone on to become a prolific maker. With nearly 600 guitars under his belt to date, Raya Pardo is certainly one of the more experienced luthiers alive today.
He is a maker who is at home both with classical and flamenco guitars. This vintage 1977 (with old-style "pomegranite" head shape) flamenca blanca's sound is truly impressive, crisp and penetrating with soulful Granada flair. Condition is very good with only some mild playing wear in the finish. Some finish work has been done to the top, and the tap plates have been replaced at some point. A very capable player's guitar, and a fantastic value.