Warren White - Luthier to Juan Serrano and Benito Palacios SOLD
645 mm Scale, 54 mm Nut. Spruce Soundboard and Cypress back and sides. French Polish. 5 fan braces. Separate kerfing pieces attaching the top and back to the sides - the ultimate high grade lutherie fabrication, it provides the most power and resonance to the instrument. Ink stamp over the label. New Smooth Mechanical Pegs.
No cracks on the soundboard or sides. Two small old repairs on the back.
George Peacock, who studied with Warren White, told me decades ago that Warren spent two weeks to make the "Two Roses Rosette".
The information about Juan Serrano and Benito Palacios, comes from a 1965 Vitali Imports catalog.
When Warren died in 1994, I had a 1970's Flamenco guitar he had made in stock, Channel 2 KTVU 10:00PM News sent Lloyd Lacuesta (now retired) with a news crew to film a story at my previous location.
Juan Serrano, who was recording for RCA at this time used a Flamenco guitar by Warren White, so did Benito Palacios, who performed in Los Angeles and also taught aficionados there. Both their names as endorsements were in the Vitali catalog since the late 1960's. According to Gerald J. Bakus on page 105 of his book: The Spanish Guitar, published in 1977 by the Gothic Press in Los Angeles, he states Warren White was considered one of the best guitar makers in the USA. The late George Peacock, who had studied with Warren, told me in the 1990's that, Warren White spent 2 weeks to make the intricate Flowers Rosette, featured on this guitar. George pulled a version of the Flowers Rosette out of a drawer at his work bench and said: "Warren spent 2 weeks to make this rosette, later other luthiers copied it."