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Juan Galán Rodriguez was born in Málaga in 1876. He is the son of the guitar maker Juan Galán Caro, a pupil of Antonio Lorca. Juan Galan learned lutherie by working with his father. In 1906 he moved to Buenos Aires (his brother Rafael joined him in 1908); from 1908 he started making guitars in Argentina. He quickly becomes a great figure in the guitar world, and all the great artists of his time come to his workshop. His guitars were particularly appreciated not only for their excellent sound and workmanship, but also for their ease of playability, as they required little effort from the left hand. This guitar testifies to the quality of his work. The basses are deep, the trebles are soft, mellow and expressive. The timbre has all the charm and lyricism of the best instruments of that time.