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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar-related website, Retail shop
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Nylon-string guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1761 La Guerrera de Cadiz, Cadiz
1762 Joseph R Bertet, Paris
1800 Jacobus Jany, Vienna
1837 Manuel Gutierrez, Sevilla
1845 Husson et Duchene, Paris
1850 Burgere Juenes, Mirecourt
1853 Francisco Casasnovas, Palma de Mallorca
1890 Josef Hauser, Munich
1894 Jose Lopez Beltran, Almeria
1903 Manuel Ramirez, Madrid
1903 Hermann Hauser, (Braun und Hauser), Munich
1905 Hermann Hauser, (Braun und Hauser), Munich
1910 Max Amberger, Munich
1911 Hermann Hauser, Munich
1914 Hermann Hauser, Munich
1914 Hermann Hauser, Lute-guitar, Munich
1923 Santos Hernandez, Flamenco, Madrid
1927 Juan Galan, Buenos Aires
1929 Domingo Esteso, Madrid
1934 Santos Hernandez, Classical, Madrid
1936 Santos Hernandez, Flamenco, Madrid
1937 Hermann Hauser, Munich
1964 Piedro Gallinotti, Alessandria, Italy
1965 Marcelino Lopez Nieto, Flamenco, Madrid

Photos and Mp3 of my collection can be seen and heard:
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What type of music do you like to play?
Classical and Flamenco
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University of Arizona Museum of Art Features Guitars from Zavaletas Guitars

The University of Arizona Museum of Art is presenting an exhibit: Good Vibrations:  The Guitar as Design, Craft and Function October 21, 2011 - January 15, 2012 which will feature 35 guitars from Zavaleta's Guitars inventory and collection of historic guitars.



Posted on October 17, 2011 at 5:52pm

Folia by Arcangelo Corelli

'I obtained from the Biblioteca Nacional in Mexico a colonial manuscript of baroque guitar music which contains a fragment (about the first 90 bars) of a follia by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713). I have reconstructed it for baroque guitar, and also have made an arrangement for classical guitar. I have posted a recording of it made with the… Continue

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 2:00am

We now carry Rafael Roman guitars.

I am proud to announce that we are now carrying the Rafael Roman line of guitars. See Rafael Roman.

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 9:30am

Zavaleta's New Website

We have launched our new website. While I am continuing to add some content, the new site is functional and current. The new website was designed by son, Henry Greenberg. As we are continuing to make improvements, I would greatly appreciate comments and feedback.

We will continue to maintain the old website for a good while.…


Posted on January 10, 2010 at 9:45am

Mp3 Gallery

Zavaleta's MP3 gallery has clips of guitars dating from 1761 to the present that we have had a chance to record.

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 11:01pm

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At 7:55am on September 16, 2010, Clive Davies said…
I have been lucky enough to own a Ramirez class 1A concert guitar for forty years. When I concentrate on my flamenco guitar for long periods and eventually return to my Ramirez, I find that it takes many hours of fine tone playing to elicit the full potential of the instrument.
Romantically, I feel that a molecular change occurs... Perhaps similar to the school science experiment of inducing magnetism by stroking a piece of steel with a magnet...
I'd appreciate any comments you have on this?
At 9:47am on September 13, 2010, Clive Davies said…
You have a wonderful 'stable' of historic guitars, thoroughbreds all - the names read like poetry!
I'm sure that you must have a similar list of talented players to keep all of them playable...?
At 12:53pm on January 28, 2010, Linnie said…
Thanks for the offer, I would love to investigate your old guitars further, but right now am not in the financial position to do so. Perhaps in the future. Your music is so gorgeous and so inspirational to me. Have a great year! xx Linda
At 8:31pm on January 8, 2010, Barry Acker said…
being a 1970 model doesn't add to the value, or did you already factor that into you estimate of street value. thanks for info

At 6:14pm on November 14, 2009, Linnie said…
Hi and thanks for inviting have a very special sound, lots of beautiful old guitars and obviously a true passion for the guitar. If you would ever consider selling any of your old guitars, please let me know.
Kind regards,
At 1:17am on June 11, 2009, Gus Ruhrup said…
thanks for inviting me.
Sounds great!
I love my Bernabe...

At 10:57am on February 22, 2009, Stephen Dick said…
I love my Aguilarte, but even when I bought it I knew I loved the sound but that the neck would need some work. I figured that Yuris Zeitlin would be able to take care of it, which he did beautifully. Now it's very easy to play and sounds lovely. Dan Zeff told me that he checks in on Juan's instruments from time to time, but hasn't found one that worked for him. Similarly, a student of mine went to Granada and bought one of Juan's guitars. At first I felt bad because I didn't like the sound of it at all. Six months later it had opened up and proved to have a wonderful sound. Guitars are a bit like wine in that way, I guess.

At 7:53am on February 22, 2009, Craig Morrison said…
go to to hear my works

go to to see my project

At 7:52am on February 22, 2009, Art Ladd said…
Thanks for the invitation - the site looks very interesting. I will be spending time there. I am always looking for the "next" guitar
At 12:16am on February 22, 2009, Stephen Dick said…
Hi thanks for the request and for the chance to hear these instruments. I particularly like the Santos Hernandez.
My instrument is a by Juan Lopez Aguilarte of Granada.


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