- Giving Back
- La Tradición
This model is made of solid Mahogany sides/back/neck, with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and a Bearclaw Spruce top. The body style is borrowed from the old Martin guitars, but everything else is unique. From the solid woods and body built around the neck rather than a dove tail or slide in neck, to the bracing pattern, this little lady has more sound and strength than her appearance offers. At the same time, her values and tradition are from a generation where pride and integrity had value and meaning. Her small frame makes her enjoyable and comfortable to embrace, and her tone is soothing and familiar. However, she can command strength when needed.
This is for my grandmother, Rosario. Although all my family and friends refer to her as “Manina”, I chose to name this guitar after her. She lived with us when I was growing up, and to this day, I have a bond and love for her that makes me feel blessed by God. She was tough on us and wouldn’t allow us to be anything less than respectful and proper, but she loved us with all of her heart. That love was also given to friends I brought home. They benefited just by being close to her, and so will anyone who is allowed to hear the sound of this guitar.