I'd be grateful if anyone could shed some light on the provenance of one of my guitars. (The depth of knowledge of some contributors never ceases to impress me.)
I acquired it second-hand in 1981, and I think it had been a fairly expensive guitar at first purchase.
The label reads as follows:
Constructor de Guitarras
Fernandez de los Rios 40
It's signed and dated 1977.
The headstock looks similar to those used on some Conde Hermanos guitars, but I can find no reference to Manuel on any of the sites that give the history of the Conde Hermanos. Was he a long-lost cousin, a black sheep of the family, someone trading off the name, or is it just coincidental?
Thanks in advance