John Ray moved to Granada from his native Canada in 1989 in order to learn to build guitars. Since that time, he has benefitted from the generosity of the Granada guitar-makers, especially the late Rolf Eichinger. John has always been interested in historic guitars and is active in restorating and writing about these instruments. He has restored instruments by Miguel Rodriguez, Vicente Arias, Manuel Ramirez, Salvador Ibañez and others. The influence of the historic makers and the current makers have helped his guitars to become very popular among professional players and teachers. Guitarists find that they can shape the sound very easily with these guitars and that they are very easy to play. This guitar has a bear claw spruce top and bird’s eye maple back and sides. The tuners are made by Sloane.
|Back and sides:||Bird’s eye maple|