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 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 "Estudio" model is the newest in the Teodoro Perez line, introduced in 2016. Designed and built to Perez' specifications, this is a fantastic guitar for the entry-level concert player on a budget. The sound is very distinctly Spanish, with a full, romantic tone and quick attack. Soundwise, it still has the classic qualities of the Madrid style – great power, projection, roundess of tone, depth and warmth. It is extremely playable, with a very comfortable neck and great right-hand response. This is another great model from the Perez shop, and a great value for an instrument of this caliber. A hardshell case is included with this guitar.