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Pedro Maldonado was born in Loja (Granada) in 1929 in Las Parras Street.
His father was a furniture maker and Pedro junior began helping his father
in the carpentry shop when he was a teenager.
Very soon Pedro Maldonado junior had interest in guitar building and other
instruments. He dreamed to make these fantastic instruments with his own
hands. His father took him to Granada in order to develop this art with
the help of some guitar makers from the famous “Escuela Granadina”. They
met Manuel de la Chica, Eduardo Ferrer an Antonio Robles, all of them
famous guitar builders in this Arabian city. They showed to the young
Pedro the mysteries of this art and they developed a great relationship.
Pedro was in love with the flamenco guitar sound and started playing it
with great pleasure. Sometimes “Radio Loja” contacted him to accompany the
flamenco singers of the area.
It was in 1959 when Pedro Maldonado decided to open his first workshop in
“Calle Caus, 16” where he started making his first guitars.