657 mm Scale 50 mm Nut. Spruce Soundboard and Cuban Mahogany back and sides. 9 fan braces. Original Fustero gears that work perfect.
Manuel Martinez de Milan (b. Canales, 1923-d. Granada 1960)
Manuel Martinez de Milan was born in 1923 in Canales. As a child in Canales, he worked as a shepherd. When he came to Granada, he apprenticed in the Casa Ramos as a cabinet maker. He then went to work in Tijola-- and it was there he began to build musical instruments. From Tijola he went to Madrid, and there worked in a furniture factory until, with his compadre Miguel Robles, they established a workshop in El Rastro. Around 1957, he suddenly abandoned his family, and went to France, and there in his forty's he died. After his death, Francisco Fernández who appears to have studied with him took over his shop.