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José Rodríguez Peña was born in Andujar in 1958. He started as a luthier in 1972, influenced by the gretatmaestros of Cordoba, Miguel Rodriguez and Manuel Reyes, two of the best "Guitarreros" of Cordoba and beyond. Even not having a direct family relationship with the late Miguel Rodriguez, he nevertheless maintains a friendly relationship with the family of Miguel Rodriguez, which gives him the unique privilege to use the fabulous, almost mythical stock of very old aged wood from Rodriguez family in Cordoba. José Rodríguez Peña established his workshop in Cordoba, a few steps from the workshop of Manuel Reyes, they both meet frequently to exchange experiences providing José a great opportunity to perfect his work as a luthier. The outstanding quality of José his flamenco guitars also derive from his meticulous care, he built his guitars completely by hand, everything is done in the workshop, also applying shellac, his guitars reflects a rare excellent value for its price. Flamenco guitar maestros such as Pepe de Lucia, Paco de Lucia, Alejandro Sanz, Los Panchos, Paco Serrano, Miguel Barbera and many others all play José Rodríguez Peña's guitars. In 2007 José Rodríguez Peña built a flamenco guitar specifically for Vicente Amigo. Jose Rodriguez has participated in various expositions such as the Santiago Ubeda Hospital, in the Flamenco World Fair, etc. His guitars are exibited in the Andalucia de Flamenco de Jerez foundation as well as in particular collections. The National contest for classical guitar in Coria Del Rio rewarded one of his guitars as first prize.
Jose Rodriguez and Manuel Reyes are currently the best luthiers from Cordoba. This new José Rodriguez is extremely light and subsequently she has a very strong sound with deep, rich basses that are very well balanced with those typical Cordoba lyrical sweet singing trebles. The cypress that José Rodriguez used for the back and the sides of this blanca is of a very rare, unseen and remarkable quality, about 70 years old, taken from the stock of very old aged woods from his highly respected colleague, the late Miguel Rodriguez (1888-1975). Playability is very easy due to the comfortable neck shape…she simply is one of the best sounding flamenco guitars we have had in our hands....it is a real pleasure to present you with this new flamenco guitar of José Rodriguez.