1959 Antonio Mateu Ramis

 

Interesting guitar from little know Barcelona luthier Anontio Mateu Ramis.  This guitar is similar in proportions, feel, and sound to the guitars of Francisco Simplicio which lead me to believe Mateu apprenticed in Simplicio’s shop before striking out on his own.  Back and sides are lovely flamed mahogany and the top is spruce.  This guitar is #183 in Mateu’s opus.