Enrique Garcia was born in Madrid in 1868. In 1883 he began an apprenticeship with José and probably also with Manuel Ramirez. A huge impact had the fact that he won the first price at the Chicago World Fair in 1893. Two years later he left the Ramirez workshop and concentrated on his career in his own workshop. Garcia can be seen as the founder of the Barcelona school of guitar making. He influenced many other guitar makers from Barcelona like Enrique Sanfeliù, Ignacio Fleta, Francisco Simplicio and many more. He was the most important guitar maker at the beginning of the 20th century and his guitars were played by Domingo Prat and Francisco Tarrega. The guitar has a beautiful equilibrated tone. Very nice and warm basses which is typical for these model with tornavoz. This guitar is in very good condition and has only repair over and below the bridge (in the middle of the sound board). The machine heads are original.
|Back and sides :||Indian rosewood|