Tobias Braun, Karel Dedain, Siegfried Hogenmüller,
Gerhard Oldiges and Alberto Martinez
Vicente Arias is an exceptional nineteenth-century Spanish guitar-maker known for the beauty of his rosettes, but his life and work are shrouded in mystery.
This book invites you to join us in our research to learn more about him and to admire his achievements (French & English).
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Vicente Arias is an exceptional nineteenth-century Spanish guitar maker known for the beauty of his rosettes, but his life and work are shrouded in mystery.
Who taught him woodworking? When and why did he start making guitars? How many instruments did he make? What was his relationship with Francisco Tárrega? Did he ever meet his elder colleague, Antonio de Torres?
This first book on Vicente Arias, with a full-size plan of one of his guitars, invites you to join us in our research to learn more about him and to admire his achievements. It inaugurates a new collection of books on the great luthiers of the past.
French & English
216 pages for this 4-colours book
Format: 22.5 x 30 cm
Weight: 1.8 kg
What we know about Vicente Arias
Quotes in books and newspapers
Tell me who your friends are…
Ciudad Real between 1850 and 1900
The luthiers in Madrid at the time
Arias as seen by today’s luthiers
In the eyes of restorers
Karel Dedain’s plans
The move to Madrid
My first Arias
Medals and diplomas
The mystery of the Terraza resonator
Guitarists’ point of view
Portfolio (34 guitars)