664 mm Scale, 51 mm Nut. Medium to Wide grain Spruce Soundboard and Maple back and sides. 7 Fan Braces. Separate pieces attaching the top to the sides, a single liner attaching the back to the sides. Original French Polish. German Tuners. New Bridge copied from a 1931 Angel Alonso Flamenco Guitar in stock. Now restored.
This guitar was fabricated at the Marques de Santa Ana, 5 Madrid workshop address.
This address was very close to the workshops of these legendary luthiers, notice the distances from his shop to the others as 1 mile= 1.6 km:
Santos Hernandez (1.8 km)
Domingo Esteso (1.5 km)
Manuel Ramirez (1.9 km)
Rafael Ortega (1.9 km)
Vicente Arias (650.0 m) less than 1/2 mile - 0.40)
Jose Ramirez (2.3 km )
It is not known who he may have studied with or worked for or if he had been a cabinet maker before he opened up his own workshop. I see some features that I see in Manuel Ramirez guitars- shape of the interior Spanish heel, wood strips going up the sides from cut kerfing areas attaching the sides to the top.
There is a biography of the luthier in the hardcover book: "Guitarreros de Madrid. Artesanos de la prima y el bordón". by Luis F. Leal Pinar, published in 2008, now almost out of print. The image of the biography is shown below, stating that Angel Alonso was fabricating Guitars and Lauds in Madrid at the end of the 19th century.
There is also a Laud in the Museo de Musica in Barcelona fabricated by Angel Alonso, from the same year as this guitar.