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Siccas Guitars Night

Siccas Guitars Night

GOODSPACES PROUDLY PRESENTS SICCAS GUITARS NIGHT Dear Music Enthusiasts, Mark your calendars for an extraordinary evening as Siccas Guitars, in collaboration with GoodSpaces, is thrilled to present "Siccas Guitars Night" - a concert that will be a delightful fusion of...

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SICCAS GUITARS – BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN

SICCAS GUITARS – BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN

Dear Valued Guitar aficionados, As the summer sun sets and the rhythm of school bells begin to echo, we at Siccas Guitars want to strike a chord with our young and passionate learners! Exclusive Back-to-School Offer! 🎸✨ To every dedicated student out there, we're...

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Crafting the Classics: The Art of Classical Guitar-Making

Introduction The classical guitar is not just an instrument; it's a piece of art crafted with passion and precision. The balance, warmth, and resonance of its sound are the results of meticulous craftsmanship. This article delves into the world of classical...

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Crafting Melodies: The Art of Classical Guitar Making

Introduction The classical guitar, a symbol of musical elegance, is the result of centuries of craftsmanship and innovation. This article unveils the art of classical guitar making, exploring the techniques, materials, and creativity that bring this instrument to...

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The Healing Strings: Classical Guitar Music as Therapy

The Healing Strings: Classical Guitar Music as Therapy Introduction Classical guitar music, with its gentle, harmonious tones and intricate melodies, has a timeless ability to soothe and heal. Beyond mere entertainment, it serves as a therapeutic tool for both...

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The Rise of Female Classical Guitarists: A New Era of Music

Introduction In the world of classical guitar, a new era is dawning. The rise of female classical guitarists has brought fresh perspectives, innovative techniques, and a more inclusive and diverse musical landscape. This article explores the contributions of prominent...

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FROM A LUTHIER‘S NOTES: SOME THOUGHTS ON SOUNDHOLES

FROM A LUTHIER‘S NOTES: SOME THOUGHTS ON SOUNDHOLES

FROM A LUTHIER‘S NOTES: SOME THOUGHTS ON SOUNDHOLESby Sebastian Stenzel The soundhole is one of the most misunderstood parts of guitars, lutes and ouds. Many people think the sound which reaches our ears is coming out of this hole, as if it was the “mouth” of the...

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BRIEF HISTORY OF A GUITAR

BRIEF HISTORY OF A GUITAR

Tribute to Enrique García on the centenary of his deathby Diego Milanese Enrique García, whose death was the centenary last October 31st, was the object of some of my research that began several years ago. This short essay comes from the casual observation of an old...

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The German – Spanish Sound

The German – Spanish Sound

Around the middle of the 19th century, the development of the "Spanish guitar" has found its final form, which is still valid today. The instruments of the Andalusian Antonio de Torres Jurado (1817 - 1892) and - almost 20 years...

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Photo Gallery – José Luis Romanillos guitars

Photo Gallery – José Luis Romanillos guitars

Link to the photo gallery: https://cdn.siccasguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2023/04/Jose-Luis-Romanillos.pdf Why this photo gallery of JLR guitars? The photos presented here show a small excerpt of the JLR instruments that have crossed my paths until t0 the...

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Roma Expo Guitars 2023

Roma Expo Guitars 2023

Departure: This year, Jonathan and Manuel, two members of the Siccas' team, had the opportunity to attend Roma Expo Guitar 2023, held in the heart of Rome. This trade show is organized by the Chitarra In Association and aims to showcase the finest of Italian Classical...

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TWO INTERESTING “SIMPLICIO” GUITARS

TWO INTERESTING “SIMPLICIO” GUITARS

Sometimes it happened that at the same time, several outstanding antique guitars from one “guitarreria” came to light. Recently this was the case with two remarkable instruments created in the Simplicio workshop at Barcelona´s Paseo San Juan 110. They allow an...

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Francisco Simplicio 1931 No. 343?

Francisco Simplicio 1931 No. 343?

Recently, a guitar with this label was offered at „Galerie des Luthiers“ in Lyon (France). The instrument leads to some irritations, and the following text will try to explain the situation. First, the guitar is an absolutely original FS – instrument, made in the last...

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Robert Bouchet’s label

by Denis Pécaut, 2021 Robert Bouchet's label is of fascinating beauty. He was known for having made his own press and for printing his label himself. Using the book edition technique called "Titre à encadrement grave" (title in engraved frame), his label displays...

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„EL Espiritu Santos” – Santos Hernandez Rodriguez

Prólogo Many myths and tales are ranking around this Madrilenian guitar maker. Some called him a silent, secrets conserving personality, who did not want to give insights into to his work – opposite to the family and many close friends, that described him as a...

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Robert Bouchet

Robert Bouchet was a French luthier (guitar maker) who was active in the 20th century and is considered one of the greatest guitar makers of all time. His instruments are highly sought after by collectors and professional musicians and are known for their exceptional...

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Daniel Friederich

Daniel Friederich is a French luthier (guitar maker) known for his high-quality classical and flamenco guitars. He is considered by many to be one of the best guitar makers in the world, and his instruments are highly sought after by professional musicians and...

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The classical guitar

The classical guitar is a versatile and expressive instrument, capable of playing a wide range of music styles and genres. In order to play the classical guitar well, it is important to develop a solid foundation of technique and skill. In this article, we will...

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Classical Guitar Songs: A Collection of Beautiful Melodies

The classical guitar is a versatile and expressive instrument, capable of playing a wide range of beautiful and complex melodies. In this article, we will explore some of the best classical guitar songs and offer some suggestions for pieces to add to your repertoire....

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The Benefits of Taking Classical Guitar Lessons

Learning to play the classical guitar can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but many aspiring guitarists may be unsure of whether or not taking lessons is the right choice for them. In this article, we will explore some of the key benefits of taking classical...

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The Top 10 Classical Guitarists of All Time

Andrés SegoviaFrancisco TárregaJulian BreamAna VidovicPaco de LucíaAlexandre LagoyaIda PrestiAntonio LauroNarciso YepesJohn Williams Andrés Segovia Andrés Segovia is considered one of the greatest classical guitarists of all time. Born in Linares, Spain, in 1893,...

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The History of Classical Guitar and Its Evolution

The classical guitar is a type of acoustic guitar that originated in Spain in the early 16th century. It is known for its nylon strings and delicate, intricate sound. The classical guitar has a rich history and has undergone many changes and developments over the...

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10 Best Classical Guitar Pieces to Add to Your Repertoire

The classical guitar is a beautiful and versatile instrument with a rich history and a vibrant present. Classical guitar music has something for everyone, from delicate melodies and intricate harmonies to powerful and expressive pieces. If you are a classical guitar...

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Julian Bream

Julian Bream

Julian Alexander Bream was born in Battersea/London and grew up in a very musical family. His father, Henry George Bream, played jazz guitar and the young Julian Bream was impressed when he heard music by Django Reinhardt. He was encouraged to learn piano, but also...

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Hermann Hauser I

Hermann Hauser I

From 1875 his father Josef Hauser built zithers, guitars, and violins in his workshop and also worked as a music dealer and composer of zither music. Hermann Hauser I started to make zithers as a pupil of his father. Like his elder sister Marie, who became a lute and...

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The Hermann Hauser family

The Hermann Hauser family

Josef Hauser (1854-1939) Josef HauserJosef Hauser was born the son of an innkeeper in Burghausen, attended grammar school there and trained as a merchant and carpenter. During his apprenticeship, Josef Hauser also trained with the then famous zither teacher Jospf...

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Cristina and José Enrique Ramírez

Cristina and José Enrique Ramírez

A long time ago a guitarist asked Cristina: "How did your father get you both to continue the tradition? My son doesn't want to continue, he prefers to take another path". The answer was none other than "having had freedom of choice and support in decisions about our...

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José Ramírez IV 1953 – 2000

José Ramírez IV 1953 – 2000

José Enrique Ramírez García (José Ramírez IV) was born in Madrid in May 1953. In 1971 he entered the workshop as an apprentice at the age of 18 and in 1977 he reached the rank of first officer. In 1988 he took over the management of the business together with his...

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José Ramírez III 1922 – 1995

José Ramírez III 1922 – 1995

In May 1922, José Ramírez Martínez was born. He began working in his father's workshop at the age of 18; and although he did not enjoy any privileges, he was soon admitted as a first class officer and soon began to experiment to further develop the guitar as a concert...

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José Ramírez II 1885 – 1957

José Ramírez II 1885 – 1957

In 1885 José Simón Ramírez de Galarreta y Pernías was born. He grew up in his father's workshop and learned the trade with him. As well as being a guitar maker, he was also a guitarist and at the age of 20 he was hired to go on a two-year tour of South America. He had...

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Manuel Ramírez 1864 – 1916

Manuel Ramírez 1864 – 1916

In 1864 Manuel Ramírez de Galarreta y Planell was born in Alhama de Aragón. Although the family's habitual residence was in Madrid, their father's profession led them to reside there for some time. Manuel learned from his older brother (José Ramírez I) the trade of...

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José Ramírez I 1858 – 1923

José Ramírez I 1858 – 1923

The founder of this dynasty, José Ramírez de Galarreta y Planell, was born in Madrid in 1858. At the age of 12 he entered as an apprentice in the workshop of his master, Francisco González, whose guitar shop was located in the Carrera de San Jerónimo in Madrid. It...

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The Classical Guitar

The Classical Guitar

Classical guitarThe terms classical guitar, concert guitar or spanish guitar are different names for the same intrument. However, classical guitars are played with nylon strings, whereas acoustic or Western guitars are played with steel strings. Antonio de Torres...

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The Guitar

The Guitar

The guitar has been one of the most popular musical instruments for many years. Whether it is an acoustic or electronic musical instrument, whether it is quiet or loud, whether at home or on stage, it can be used as a solo or accompanying instrument. It is as...

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