amber spruce top. El Classico. 1961. Made under Manuel's direction by Juan Orosco
Sr., Titi Amadeo (Rubio's teacher), and a few other great makers worked with Velazquez making the El Clasico model.
This is a great sounding example.
There are several cleated
cracks on the top and a well-repaired crack on the back. The neck joint is made without a Spanish heel making neck resets
easily done as is sometimes needed as the instrument ages. Manuel considered these instruments often times to be as good or
better than his own concert models.