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Fernando Solar González violin, Madrid 1968

Fernando Solar González violin, Madrid 1968 Fernando Solar González violin, Madrid 1968 Fernando Solar González violin, Madrid 1968
Catalog ID: C-2408

Fernando Solar González (b.1922, d.2011) was regarded as one of the most important Spanish luthiers of the 20th century. A native of Pravia, Oviedo, he made his first violin at a very young age before moving to Madrid in the early 1940's. He worked at Santos Hernández's guitar workshop for five years, and by 1948, established his own firm in Calle del Rollo before transferring to the Divino Pastor 24 location two years later.

He fashioned his instruments after the great Italian violin makers, with a meticulous emphasis on classical styles. He had a large body of work, consisting of many violins, violas, cellos, and bows, including a replica of the famous ornate quartet by Antonio Stradivari housed in the Royal Palace of Madrid.

González died in 2011. His children, Fernando and Mercedes, inherited the shop and continue their father's legacy.

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