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.
This is a used Raya Pardo from 1988, made with beautiful materials throughout, in particular the CSA rosewood for the back and sides has some very dramatic and beautiful figuring. The sound is lovely, with a clear, focused quality. The trebles are especially nice, and ring out with excellent sustain. Condition is very good, with two invisible repairs along the side of the fingerboard and otherwise only modest playint wear. Overall, an excellent concert instrument from one of Granada's finest.