Salvador Ibañez was born in Valencia in 1854 and he opened his workshop there in 1883. This model calls to mind his early guitars, built in his small workshop at Ruzafa 8, but as shown by the rather tattered label, this particular guitar was in fact built in the workshop located in Bajada de San Francisco 23, where he had relocated in 1897. Salvador Ibañez was one of the great figures in Spanish guitar making at the time. He was the first to operate a large company (about a hundred people worked for him around 1900). It is probably no coincidence that to this day most Spanish guitar makers are to be found in the Valencia area. Andres Marin and Salvador Gaspar García were among the luthiers trained by Salvador Ibañez. When he died in 1920, his two sons Vicente and Salvador succeeded him — until 1933, when Telesforo Julve took over the family firm.

This instrument displays the ornementation typical of this luthier’s work at the end of the 19th century. The sound is woody, deep and silky, the notes are vibrant with the expressiveness and sensitivity that make the charm of Spanish guitars of this period.

Specifications: Scale lenght : 645 mm Top : spruce Back and sides : waldnut Fingerboard : Rosewood - width : 50 mm Body lenght : 450 mm Body width : 250 mm / 210 mm / 320 mm Body depth : 90/95 mm Weight : 1040 g Strings height (12th fret) : 3,5/3,8 mm

Listed7 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • Salvador Ibañez
  • c1900
Made In
  • Spain

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