Watch Ron play a Felix Manzanero Flamenco Guitar and the Portuguese Guitarra (by Fernando Meireles of Coimbra) on the local television program, Let it Shine!, with hostess Isabel Rolo.
Ron building a flamenco guitar.
Ronald Louis Fernández, a cultural anthropologist by training (Ph.D '78, McGill University, B.A. '70 UC Santa Barbara) brings a unique background to the music business. While a teenager in the 1960's, his involvement with his family's guitar import business allowed him to meet Spain's best luthiers and watch them work. He has supplied world-class makers with tone woods and imported guitars from Spain and ethnic guitars from Mexico, Bolivia and Portugal. He began playing classical and flamenco guitar in the early '60's and now also plays the Portuguese guitarra and Bolivian charango. His videos, Classical and Flamenco Guitarmaking with Benito Huipe, French Polishing for Guitarmakers and Nylon String Guitar Care have been well received by the international guitar community. His articles, "The Portuguese Guitarra" and "Felix Manzanero and his Collection of Antique Guitars" have appeared in American Lutherie. He also restores and finishes vintage instruments. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Guitar Circle and of the national non-profit Guitar Foundation of America which has over 2500 members.
Fernandez Music was founded by Ron Fernandez in 1985. Since that time he has been importing and wholesale distributing Spanish guitars to retail dealers across the United States.
Jeanette Fernández (a Scot by birth) assists, edits, bookkeeps, and manages many of the projects of Fernández Music. (Thanks, Jeanette).
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