ABEL GARCÍA LÓPEZ, luthier.
LECTURE - April 18, 2017
Casa América Catalunya, Barcelona.
Abel García López presented, accompanied by images of his research and the construction process, the excellent replica he built over nine years of the famous guitar "La Cumbre" by Antonio de Torres Jurado (1817-1892), an instrument awarded at the International Exhibition of Seville in 1858.
"La Cumbre" is a guitar with a complex and extremely refined ornamentation. Its execution is exceedingly difficult and requires great merit. Only a great craftsman can successfully replicate such a masterpiece.
The original instrument is preserved in Barcelona, in a private collection.
ABOUT ABEL GARCÍA LÓPEZ
He grew up among guitars from the cradle, this prestigious constructor was an outstanding student and later the assistant of the great luthier José Luis Romanillos. Abel García López today leads the new generation of guitar makers in the city of Paracho, the epicenter of guitar in Mexico.
His refined technique, the high quality of his instruments and his tireless desire to improve, have made his way internationally until he is considered one of the best guitar makers in the world.
RECORDING OF ABEL GARCÍA LÓPEZ'S LECTURE
(Courtesy of Casa América Catalunya)
PICTURES OF THE EVENT:
General view of the auditorium during the conference
Famous luthier Felipe Conde, from Madrid, examines the replica of "La Cumbre" with its author
El público contempla la exposición de réplicas de guitarras de Torres
Abel García López during his lecture
Detail of the replica built by Abel García López.
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