Topic: Lost Guitar
~from the desk of dbdillon
June 1, 2014
I am looking for my "lost" guitar. It was constructed at The Juan Roberto Guitar Works in the early 70's. This is now Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, AZ.
She's a six-string beauty, but was amateurishly home-built and weighs a ton. She possesses the infamous "double back" patterned after Maccaferri, but glued in with a substance not unlike concrete, so I imagine the instrument is still in one piece unless someone made the effort to remove that darned double back. She has a rosette made of snail shells in casting resin, a lovely slot-head and an oil, not lacquer finish.
Foolish youth that I was, I sold it at my garage sale when I left Arizona in '78 to move to California. It was in a blue and orange foam traveling case, handmade by my sister Lorna Van.
I would love to have her back.
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muchos gracias, dd