Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
It is traditionally believed, that this guitar was originally ordered by Catalan guitarist and composer Miguel Llobet, as a wedding gift for his student, Elvira Mieres, of Buenos Aires. With the death of Mieres the instrument was left to her son before passing into the hands of its current owner.
R.E. Brune, Vintage Guitar, February 2008, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 86-88.