1967 Miguel Rodriguez CD/CSAR
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The classical and flamenco guitars of Miguel Rodriguez
have been the favorite pick of many leading concert artists, most notably all members of the Romero family. In actuality, when speaking of Miguel Rodriguez, one is really making reference to a family of four guitar builders spanning three generations. This guitar was built by Miguel Rodriguez Jr. and is a very early example of his use of cedar for the soundboard. This instrument features some very classy materials including the CSA rosewood for back and sides, and a beautiful rosette flanked by herringbone (in the purfling as well), a design feature that Rodriguez would re-visit decades later in the "Centenario" series of instruments. The tone is silky, smooth, very even and clean with dark, powerful basses and thick trebles which carry a lot of weight. The separation between voices is superb, and this is achieved without the loss of warmth. Rodriguez classical guitars are known to have a flamenco response to them, giving them great bounce and instant presence. Very rare guitar, as few instruments from the late 1960's ever surface from this maker, and this is a grand example by all measures.
Luthier Bio: Miguel Rodriguez