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Jim Opfer

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Juan Miguel Gonzalez 

Enyone know about this maker or better still, does anyone own or play one of his guitars?
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flamencoguru

 

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RE: Juan Miguel Gonzalez (in reply to Jim Opfer

Hello Jim,

I own a guitar by Juan Miguel. They are great instruments. I think I'm putting in another order for a cedar/cypress this year. Here is his website if you would like more information. His guitars are becoming quite popular in Spain. I was with him this summer in Cordoba and I hung out with Manolo Franco who had just bought a cedar/indian rosewood. Manolo and Tomatito both own 3 of JMG's guitars.

Eliott Fisk also had a guitar built for him too.

If you really what more information I think you're going to have to call. I don't think he's very current with the internet thing.

www.juanmiguelgonzalez.com

Un saludo, Errol
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2005 10:09:37
 
Jim Opfer

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RE: Juan Miguel Gonzalez (in reply to flamencoguru

Thanks Errol,

I didn't see your earlier thread when I posted my own.

He seems to have an unique black/pearl? rosette design on most of his guitars. Do you know if this signifies anything, like his top 1a guitars or something?

Jim.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2005 12:03:26
 
flamencoguru

 

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RE: Juan Miguel Gonzalez (in reply to Jim Opfer

Hey Jim,

The rosette is actually a silver (real silver) inlayed into a rosewood. There has been talk about the silver rosette means that the guitar is a 1ª but that is completely untrue. He only makes primeras, whether they are classical or flamenco. I have a spuce/ cypress with a more traditional rosette. He asked me if I wanted the silver one but I told him no. I'm kind of old school.

We've actually become good friends and I call him from time to time to chit chat. He only produces about 18 instruments a year, 20 at the most.

The picture you posted is actually from a TV interview they did for Almerian TV station promotiing Tomatito's new album "Aguadulce". The guitar Tomatito is holding was actually built for Isidro Muñoz (brother of Manolo Sanlúcar) but when Juan Miguel brought it over to Tomatito´s house, Tomatito said, "This one is mine!". He went to the bank, got the money and bought it. Juan Miguel had to build Isidro a new guitar.

Un saludo, Errol
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2005 12:26:00
 
Jim Opfer

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RE: Juan Miguel Gonzalez (in reply to flamencoguru

Great story Errol, thanks for that.

Jim
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 16 2005 18:39:13
 
flamencoguru

 

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RE: Juan Miguel Gonzalez (in reply to Jim Opfer

Yes, it is the same luthier. Gerundino actually learned his first steps in guitar building from Juan Miguel's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez Abad.

Here are some very interesting guitars. Check them out.

http://www.trilogyguitars.com/guitars/gerundino_gonzalez_05_cdr_fl/index.htm

http://www.trilogyguitars.com/guitars/gerundino_gonzalez_05_fl/index.htm

Un saludo, Errol
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TANúñez

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RE: Juan Miguel Gonzalez (in reply to flamencoguru

Did you all notice the Grammy sitting on top of the cabinet? Great photo.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 28 2005 15:02:32
 
Jim Opfer

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RE: Juan Miguel Gonzalez (in reply to TANúñez

quote:

Did you all notice the Grammy sitting on top of the cabinet? Great photo


Grammy or not, bought one of his guitars two months ago and very pleased to be able to report that she's now gone.


Jim.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 10 2005 13:14:33
 
Taranto

 

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RE: Juan Miguel Gonzalez (in reply to Jim Opfer

quote:

Grammy or not, bought one of his guitars two months ago and very pleased to be able to report that she's now gone.


Does it mean you didn't like it so you sold it?
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