Dating a Tatay

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Mercurio2688
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Re: Dating a Tatay

Post by Mercurio2688 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:05 pm

I mean, I saw that bridge in Ramirez studio guitars from 60's and 70's. In theese years, Taurus, Tatay and other Luthiers made the Ramirez study guitars and the Label Ramirez was atached in the Ramirez shop.
-Daniel Bernaert 2011 after Torres 1864 "La Suprema". Spruce/Mapple
-Juan Montes 2010. Cedar/Madagascar Rosewood
-Hijos de González ca.1890 Spruce/Walnut ( Sons of Francisco González, Madrid) [SOLD]
-Ramirez 1965 Spruce/Indian Rosewood [SOLD]

R. Riley

Re: Dating a Tatay

Post by R. Riley » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:10 pm

I have a Tatay that was purchased new at The Guitar Shop on M street in Washington DC in 1958. The date was rubber stamped on the wood above the label. I do not have the guitar in front of me or I would photograph it but it was a very nice Brazilian Rosewood and, in 1958 the cost was $450 at a time when Hausers and Fletas were around $1,000 US. It was an excellent instrument! Over the years I have seen other Tatays but they have been modestly priced student models.

celticaire

Re: Dating a Tatay

Post by celticaire » Sun May 24, 2015 10:38 pm

I have a very similar Tatay that I just inherited from my grandmother. Does anyone know anything about the model of guitar or when it was built?

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