Enrique García

Enrique García was born in Madrid in 1868. Despite being a luthier´s son (Juan García), he started his learning in Manuel Ramírez´s workshop in 1883, working for him until 1895. In 1893, he won the First Prize in “Chicago World Fair” with his guitars. After leaving Manuel Ramírez´s workshop, he moved to Barcelona, where he started his own workshop in 309 Aragon Street. In 1899 he would move to 455 Aragon St to move further on, in 1902, to 110 Paseo San Juan, now permanently.

Enrique García is regarded as the father of Barcelona School, or Catalan School of Spanish luthiers.

Enrique García became successful quickly all around the world, particularly in Latin America, where his guitars were highly demanded.

His guitars can be recognised for their intimate and personal sound, which managed to captivate some of the great virtuosos of his time, such as Francisco Tárrega or Domingo Prat.

Enrique García died on October 31, 1922.