Antonio de Lorca Ramirez with a Tornavoz SOLD
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650 mm Scale, 52 mm Nut. Domed Spruce Soundboard, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. All Original French Polish. Mother of Pearl Nut. Pearl Thumb pieces on the Tuners. It comes with its Original Deluxe Case. This has a Double M shaped Fan Brace System (Luthier, Daniel Gil Avalle has a PDF where he talks about it at length, using an undated Lorca with a Four piece back and Tornavoz as example.), as well as Harmonic apertures on the transverse brace below the sound hole.
The rarity of these Lorca family guitars is shown below by the five available to see on the internet, and the majority of them being viewable in books from my library:
ANTONIO DE LORCA GARCIA (1798 -1870)
1835 JOSE ROMANILLOS COLLECTION
1847 ANGEL CAÑETE COLLECTION
1870 PERNAS VIOLIN STYLE HEADSTOCK BY LORCA GARCIA SMALL BODY COLORED LABEL
ANTONIO DE LORCA PINO (1836-1909)
1871 ANGEL CAÑETE COLLECTION
1889 JUAN PARGA 9 STRING
ANTONIO DE LORCA RAMIREZ (1875 - 1929)
Three generations of luthiers in the Antonio de Lorca dynasty in Malaga played a decisive role in the history of the guitar: Antonio de Lorca Garcia (1798 -1870), Antonio de Lorca Pino (1836-1909) who took over from his father in the workshop and died in Malaga in 1909, and Antonio de Lorca Ramirez (1875 - 1929). Their workshop became a kind of musical hub, quite influential as a meeting place for luthiers and guitarists (Antonio de Torres and Julian Arcas both visited there within their careers.). Antonio de Lorca Pino trained his son as well as Juan Galan, Rafael Galan and Francisco Dominguez Valderrama (1883-1957).
The photo of Juan Parga (1843-1899) shows him holding a nine string Antonio de Lorca Pino guitar, this was made in 1889, according to Eusebio Rioja. Juan published Flamenco pieces with dynamics and taught at the Conservatorio de Musica in Malaga until he passed away in 1899. Juan dedicated his Op. 10 "Murcianas" to Antonio de Lorca Pino.