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Manuel Rodríguez Sr (1926-2008) learned his craft from his father, who was a flamenco and classical guitar maker . In 1939, he began working for Jose Ramirez II. In 1955, he opened his own workshop in Madrid. in 1959, he decided to move to Los Angeles and opened a workshop at 10400 Wilshire Boulevard. While there, he conducted research with UCLA engineers so as to improve bracing design. In 1973 he moved back to Madrid..
This guitar has a powerful and responsive sound, with brilliant trebles and deep, round basses. The sound of this guitar is powerful and responsive, with brilliant trebles round and deep basses. The notes are rich in harmonics, the timbre is deep and of great beauty. The slim neck makes it pleasant to play. A very endearing instrument.