Jose Vargas Machuca y Hijo

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ellen wilson

Jose Vargas Machuca y Hijo

Post by ellen wilson » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:25 pm

Does anyone have any info on an instrument maker named Jose Vargas Machuca from Arrquipa, Peru? I have a mandolin that was found in a rubbish bin in 1963, beautiful condition, it even had all its parts. The lable says that he won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition in 1940. This is all I know so far.I would like to have a history to send this lovely instrument into the future with.
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Post by owl » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:48 pm

Hi Ellen... "José and Son must have been prominent guitar builders in Arequipa, Peru, sometime in the 1950's or 1960's."

I don't know about the label though... if it was built in the '40s then this info might not fit

This is all I could find out but you probably have this info... if not it might be a lead for you
Other members might know more though so stick around

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