|Top||Western Red Canada Cedar||Scale Length||650mm|
|Back & Sides||Madagascar Rswd / Cypress||Nut Width||52 mm|
|Item Number||Espanola 1A||Availability||In Stock|
Wolfgang Jellinghaus who was born in 1951 in Dortmund, Germany. His father, Walter Jellinghaus, was himself a guitar maker and naturally introduced the craft to Wolfgang at a young age. In 1978, Wolfgang opened a retail music shop called Musik Jellinghaus GmbH and in 1983, he became involved in manufacturing and so created Martinez Guitars, designing their first line of guitars. In 2003, production of Martinez Guitars was moved to China with Wolfgang’s assistance. In 2013, he sold Musik Jellinghaus GmbH, and set up an independent workshop in China, building guitars under the name “Milestones of Music”, a small boutique traditional workshop that specialized in making high-quality guitars in the style of such great historical makers as Lacote, Torres, Hauser and Ramirez, among others. Wolfgang has now begun a new line of instruments under his name.
Dedicated to honoring the work of luthier Jose Ramirez Espanola 1A, very light instrument to hold, extremely balanced, easy to play with excellent tone and projection. Includes Humicase, 1 set of strings and guitar protector. Just as his great-uncle Manuel Ramirez (who gave Segovia a guitar in 1912 that he played for 25 years), and just had done, and his grandfather Jose Ramirez had done at the turn of the 20th century—which assembled and trained the luthiers that defined the Madrid school between the 1960s to the 1990s. The Espanola 1A is a fantastic guitar.