A Family Heirloom

A Unique Provenance

The Joséf Pagés guitar in this collection has a rare and particularly unique provenance: rare, because it is in its original condition (most six-course guitars from this period were later altered to accommodate six single strings) and unique, in that it was purchased in 1822 (the year it was made) by the Galliano banking family of Gibraltar, where it remained in the family for over a century and a half before being sold at auction in 2008.