One of the first and most important luthiers to embrace the central ideas of Torres was Enrique Garcia of Barcelona. Francisco Simplicio was his only pupil and successor. Garcia introduced an asymmetrical eight fan-strut bracing pattern that was very successful. The Garcia/Simplicio guitars are characterized by an extremely high level of craftsmanship, as well as an unmatched devotion to the decorative arts. There is often extensive use of mosaic inlay, as well as relief carving in the ebony facing of the head.
This guitar is my presentation of a 1929 Simplicio.
Top: European spruce
Back & sides: satinwood
Tuning machines: Alessi, sterling silver with gold inlay
Scale length: 65.0cm
Body length: 47.8cm
Body width: 35.9cm
Nut width: 50.0mm
Brazilian rosewood or maple for the back and sides, Rodgers tuning machines.