Lob 360mm. Francisco Pedro España was born in 1793 in San Juan les Fonts in the province of Gerona, Spain. About 1820, he studied with the French luthier Jean Louis Thérèse from Mirecourt with whom he continued to work , producing fine violins and cellos on classical Italian models. Jean Louis Thérèse’s own label is unknown: all his work was sold under the España name until 1835. Francisco seems to have been a very successful luthier who ran workshop that employed a number of luthiers. In addition to violins, violas, cellos, double basses, and even pianos that bear his label, he made highly decorated guitars made from exotic woods.