Teodoro Perez 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 Andrés 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. 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. This is our first of this model to be built with an exquisite set of pau ferro for the back and sides. This is another tremendous concert guitar from the Perez shop, and a great value for a concert guitar of this caliber.