Alexandru Marian, ghitarirerul in cea mai mare ascendență în aceste zile în spațiul Carpato-Balcanico-Pontic, a făcut o vizită istorică, o călătorie aproape inițiatică. Cît îl invidiez! Bravo! În felul acesta putem afla mai multe despre Jose Romanillos și despre muzeul lui, muzeu care este în primejdie din pricina unei obtuzități birocratice, la fel ca la rromînika. Nimic nou sub soare!
Last week I had the immense privilege (with and introduced by my friend Miguel Bernardo) of visiting Jose Romanillos. Back home, the arid and almost deserted hills and towns of central Spain with their bitter wind, and that wonderful old man and his sweet wife seem like an impossible dream. The bad news is the museum in Siguenza has been closed due to lack of support from the authorities. There is some hope it will be moved to an university. His long awaited book on guitar construction is finished but the publisher has some health problems and we need to wait a little more.
Señor Romanillos was kind enough to show us two instruments: his latest (I hope not his last although due to frail health and arthritis he is not really able to work much these days) with a multi-piece very old Brazilian body and a stunning wide rosette…
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