A Rich Heritage: The Beginnings of the Rodríguez Family's Guitar Journey
In 1939, the family moved to Madrid, and Manuel Rodríguez II, just 13 years old at the time, joined the Ramirez workshop as an apprentice. He quickly developed his skills, eventually crafting his first guitar, a flamenco instrument that marked the beginning of his renowned legacy. In 1955, Manuel Rodríguez II established his own workshop, and his guitars found their way to enthusiastic musicians in France, the United Kingdom, and the USA. A relocation to Los Angeles in 1959 further expanded the reach of Rodríguez Guitars, drawing professional players, teachers, and students to the Hollywood shop.