John Weissenrieder / Garcia / Guitar For Sale
Enrique Garcia (1868-1922), was called Hugo Pratt "the stradivari of the guitar." My model which bears his name is a faithful replica of this spanish guitar. Continuing in the tradition of the great Barcellona luthier. Lightly built, responsive in the hands of the musician, well balanced between basses and trebles, wide color range, elegant and sombre aesthestics, this guitar is a delight to play.
JW Lutherie, Italy
John Weissenrieder was born in pennsylvania, USA, in 1964. After his university studies and a 12 year career as a top professional cyclist, he dedicated himself to lutherie, combining cultivated love of wood and working with his hands with a passion for music. Shortly therafter, in 1998, his formal studies began in the workshop of great guitar maker, Andrea Tacchi, in Florence, Italy. During his apprenticeship he studied intensvely to the works of Enrique Garcia, Francesco Simplicio and Robert Bouchet, traveling to Spain and France with the scope of investigating more deeply into the works of past masters. John Weissenrieder constructs instruments in his own atelier in Florence, in the style of these luthiers and in a personal style paying maximum attention to selection of wood and other materials. He uses a discerning combonation of traditional and modern working methods and techniques, producing guitars of optimum sonoric and aesthestic qualities.