Francisco Simplicio (1874-1932) apprenticed in 1919 at the workshop of the famous Enrique Garcia in Barcelona. At that time Simplicio was already a highly skilled woodworker who had worked for over 19 years as cabinet maker. When Garcia died in 1922 Simplicio took over his workshop and produced guitars under the name of the Garcia workshop for over three years after Garcia’s death. Simplicio was an extraordinary luthier and the carved headstock of his guitars and the elaborated purfling is a testimonial of his gift as a woodworker. Simplicio made 336 guitars under his name between 1922 and 1932. The top of this guitar is made of spruce, back and sides are made of rosewood. It has no cracks on the top. Only on the back there are two repaired cracks. The machine heads are original and work well. The sound of this guitar is typical for a Simplicio – warm and lyrical.
|Back and sides :||Rosewood|