Hernandez y Aguado – 1961

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Product Description

Santiago Diaz Martinez, better known as Manuel Hernandez was born in Valmojado, near Toledo in 1895. Victoriano Aguado Rodriguez came in to the world in Madrid in 1897. They got to know each other while working together in a piano factory and became friends. After the factory closed down they founded their own company that initially concentrated on the restauration of furniture and pianos. Rather initially they discovered their talent for guitar making when between 1945 and 1948 the passionate amateur guitar player Victoriano Aguado Rodriguez built two guitars for personal fun. Fate brought the two instruments to Regino Sainz de la Maza – at this time professor for guitar at the Real Conservatorio in Madrid – who acknowledged the two friends’ talent and encouraged them to build more guitars. In 1948 Manuel Hernandez und Victoriano Aguado Rodriguez were joint by Modesto Borreguero, who had worked in the workshop of the famous luthier Manuel Ramirez and they started to concentrate increasingly on the making of guitars – with huge success. Soon they sold their guitars all over the world, even to the Thai Queen Sirikit. Famous artists, such as John Williams, Julian Bream and Atahualpa Yupanqui played „HyA“ guitars.
We are extraordinarily happy to present a guitar by the great masters at first hand. Furthermore, we are in possession of the splendidly preserved hand-written documentation about the occurrence of the purchase. Antonio Membrado, a famous guitar virtuoso and teacher to the former owner had studied with Prof. Regino Sainz de La Maza, the supporter of Hernandez and Aguado. In Spain, he searched for a suitable instrument for his student and ordered this guitar from Hernandez y Aguado. The instrument has the number 192 and is from 1961. The top is made of spruce while back and sides are made of Indian Rosewood. The guitar has two extremely well repaired cracks below the bridge that were restored perfectly. The finish, even the finish of the fretboard is original, as well as the Fustero tuners. It is a lovely instrument that has very warm sounding basses and a long lasting and singing treble. This is a true gem and an extremely rare instrument. A Hiscox Pro II case is included.

Luthier: Hernandez y Aguado
Construction year: 1961
Top: Spruce
Back and sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 655 mm
Nut: 51,6 mm

Additional Information

Boden & Zargen





≥ 65 cm





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At Siccas Guitars, you have the possibility to sell your guitar. It does not matter if you want to sell a classical guitar, an electric or acoustic guitar. We do not charge you any fee and after we sold your guitar you will get the amount, that we contractually agreed on beforehand. You also have the possibility to sell the guitar directly to us, if the guitar fits with our selection of instruments. Besides that, we offer you the possibility to take your guitar as a trade-in if you are e looking for a new guitar. If you would like to sell your guitar directly to us we will make you an offer within 48 hours. To be able to make you an offer and to get a correct impression of your guitar, we need all the information you have about your instrument, such as condition, repairs, year of construction and of course detailed photos. If you decide to sell us your guitar, we will discuss different transportation options with you. After we have checked the guitar we will send you the contract of purchase. We will transfer the money to you within two working days.