The head of this guitar that in fact is a copy of the
famous classical Fleta head. The same design can
be found on the TAMA, SAKURAI and KOHNO guitars
that were ment for the world market.
In the eighties Orozco decided to have another
head design on his guitars.
found on the other guitars.
The rosette of this instrument.
In fact only the model 15 of Juan Orozco has a
spanish heel inside the soundbox. This instrument
hasn't got this feature.
Mr. Juan Orozco handsigned all his labels on
the 8, 10 and 15 models. I'm not sure he
also did this with his range of cheaper models.
The Kohno guitars are showing the same feature.
With many thanks to Joris de Baat who made these
pictures that shows a panoramic view of
the strutting of the soundboard.
As can be seen the strutting was very neatly done.
This picture gives us a view on the back of a model 15.
Paco de Lucia played with John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell
and also that year Manitas de Plata performed there.
But in 1980 there were no flamenco players or concerts
performed at the RAH. So this confirms that it was
damaged, so i'm wondering if may be Paco de Lucia had it
as a back up guitar but did not actually played it.
Possible as I read in your blog that he
strings from there.
confirm that the guitar Paco is playing is different from mine,
the head is different, maybe you can have a look and
identify his guitar! But definitely not mine, shame!
You know, I've had this guitar for nearly 30 years now
and have never bothered to really look at it. I did play it a bit
at first but I'm no guitar expert and then I stopped playing
altogether. A shame really. Until now when my daughter
started to enquire about my mystery guitar!!
She started learning and wanted to play it.
And that's when I really discovered it and remember
its origin and unusual history.
It was in fact given to my ex-husband's boss who was
a music impressario and shop owner (in London) and
of swedish origin. The guitar was given to him
by the mysterious flamenco player. He then asked
my ex to sell it on his behalf. My ex didn't sell it
and the following year his boss sold his business
and went back to Sweden and he never heard
from him again and was left with the guitar which he then
gave me as I was playing classical guitar at the time".