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Sale: 8th December 2015

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Lot 472: A Classical Guitar by Ryoji Matsuoka, 1976, Japan

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£600 - £800

VAT & Import Tax

20% buyers premium only


In hard case


Serial number 220


by Ryoji Matsuoka


655mm scale


changed tuners, which are not fitted *


David 'Gwyn' Davies (1939-2015)

This photograph of Gwyn dates from the early 1970s, some years after he first became involved in flamenco.

He first took up playing in his early teens. Well known as a razor-sharp dealer who was part of the Troubador scene in Earl's court in the sixties and seventies, and possessed of a wickedly roguish streak and a devilish sense of humour, Gwyn was nevertheless a passionate and disciplined player.

After pupilling with the great Paco Pena in 1968, he performed in and around London until his death. Speaking fluent Spanish, Gwyn travelled widely, frequently visiting guitar makers at their workshops in Andalucía and elsewhere in pursuit of the one guitar that gave a perfect 'sound'. This collection is the culmination of a lifetime's search. When not sourcing and dealing in guitars, Gwyn lectured in economics and was a qualified building surveyor.

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