Bruce Pollin

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I have been a sculptor and maker and sometime guitar maker, for most of my working life, with a keen interest in improvised and Jazz guitar. I first met Amancio in the late sixties, while I working as a guitar salesman. Along with many musicians, he liked to hang out in Selmers which was a […]

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Loz Speyer

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Amancio was a major inspiration to me as to many others. I met him at Jenako Arts Centre where he taught jazz guitar. I used to go there to practise. First time I met him he came into the room, I was playing Ornithology, the day had turned to evening, he said “Ah that’s a […]

Alan playing one of the guitars he acquired from Amancio, a Gibson L7 which was made in 1937. The date inside was 7/7/37 and signed "EP".  It was built as an acoustic.

Alan’s Story

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I was listening to the second movement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony recently – I play the oboe part sometimes – and I was reminded of Amancio, as he said it was one of his favourite pieces of music. Not perhaps the most usual choice for a jazz guitarist! Memory took me back to my first […]

 
  • Bruce PollinI have been a sculptor and maker and sometime guitar [...]
  • Loz SpeyerAmancio was a major inspiration to me as to many [...]
  • Alan’s StoryI was listening to the second movement of Beethoven’s 7th [...]