645 mm Scale, 50 mm Nut. Very very fine to Medium grain Spruce Soundboard (42 grains to the inch see the photo taken August 25, 2022, supported by 9 fine braces and two bottom chevrons. verified today) and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Original French Polish on the Soundboard, with at least a single swipe of French Polish touchup on the rest of the instrument. A single cut kerfing piece attaching the top and back to the sides. New Deluxe Gold Plated Ebony Tuners. The restoration was carried out in 1954 by Paris Banchetti. (1930-2019). There were only 28 more guitars made by Enrique Garcia before he passed away on October 31, 1922. The last numbered guitar was No. 272, but when we include the rarest guitars, the unnumbered ones from the 1890's, I believe he made between 340-360 guitars with his name on it.
Ex - Collection: Cédar Viglietti Viscaints (1908-1978) Guitarist and author of the following books, Origen e historia de la guitarra (Ediciones Albatros. Buenos Aires, 1973 was cited for its very valuable information on 16 pages (see the image from the index) in my book ANNOTATIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF THE CLASSICAL GUITAR IN ARGENTINA 1822-2000, 4 VOLS.
Folklore en el Uruguay. La guitarra del gaucho. Sus danzas y canciones (Montevideo, 1947)
El Clinudo: un gaucho alzao (Minas, 1955 - Montevideo, Ediciones de la Banda Oriental, 2004)
Folklore musical del Uruguay (Ediciones del Nuevo Mundo. Montevideo, 1968)
Origen e historia de la guitarra (Ediciones Albatros. Buenos Aires, 1976)
Cédar Viglietti used this Enrique Garcia guitar to record with from July 27, 1956 onward as late as 1974 he still used it on the concert stage.
My colleague, Alfredo Escande, author of the books titled: "Abel Carlevaro, Un nuevo mundo en la guitarra", and "Don Andrés y Paquita, The Life of Segovia in Montevideo ", elucidated about the recording of the 1921 Enrique Garcia: "The record's label that can be seen there shows that it was recorded in the "Casa Chica" studio that belonged to Eduardo "Lalo" Etchegoncelay (1911-1985), located at calle 1087 San José, in Montevideo. It is a non-commercial record, probably made for Cédar Viglietti himself. The Carlevaro brothers, Abel and Agustin, together with another guitarist named Julio Fontela, also made recordings there, in the same studio, a record with milongas by "Bachicha" Gallotti, and they took a copy for each of them."
The photo of Cédar Viglietti is from 1954.
Cédar Viglietti Viscaints also owned guitars made by: Antonio Emilio Pascual Viudes, Salvador Ibáñez and Domingo Esteso, and may have used those in his 1947 recordings for Discos Son d'Or, which was founded in Montevideo by Enrique José Abal Salvo (1918 - 2008) in 1938, it is now known as Sondor.