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Enrique Garcia (whose father was the luthier Juan Garcia) was born in 1868 in Madrid. In 1883 he began his apprenticeship with José and Manuel Ramirez. Ten years later, he won the first prize at the Chicago exhibition, and thereafter mentioned this award on all his labels. At the age of 27, in 1895, Enrique Garcia left Madrid to settle in Barcelona. He quickly became quite famous and even acquired international fame: not only is this turn of the century luthier regarded as the founder of the Barcelona school (both Francisco Simplicio and Enrique Sanfeliú trained with him) but he is considered one of the greatest luthiers in history.
The deep and lyrical musicality of this guitar is entirely in keeping with the legendary reputation of this illustrious luthier.