A CLASSICAL GUITAR, THE EX-JOHN WILLIAMS, BARCELONA, 1961
Labelled Ignacio Fleta-Barcelona/Construido en 1961- No. 235 and branded internally I.Fleta-Barcelona, length of back 19 1/2 in (495mm), with case (3)
In the community of classical guitarists who play the instruments of Ignacio Fleta, it is the name of John Williams who is most closely associated with his works. Throughout the majority of Williams' early career, a Fleta was his instrument of choice to produce the fresh and clearly articulated tone he is revered for. This example, made in 1961, was his primary guitar for both recordings and performances for many years. After retiring this guitar he continued to use Fleta instruments until the late 1970s.
From John Williams the ownership of this guitar passed to the collector and musician Malcolm Weller. In 1976 it was sold to the Australian guitarist Jason Waldron. Mr. Waldron has continued to regularly record as well as concertize on this guitar until recently.
Probable John Williams's discography with the 1961 Fleta
CBS Records Presents John Williams, Producer: Paul Myer, Released, 1964, Recorded, 1964.
More Virtuoso Music for Guitar, Producer: Paul Myers, Released, 1967, Recorded, 1964, 1966.
Two Guitar Concertos with Eugene Ormandy, Producer: Thomas Frost, Released 1965, Recorded, 1965.
Virtuoso Variations for Guitar, Producer: Paul Myers, Released, 1969, Recorded, 1965.
Concertos by Vivaldi and Guiliana, Producer: Paul Myers, Released, 1969, Recorded 1968.
Songs for Voice and Guitar, Producer: Paul Myers, Released 1969.
Two Guitar Concertos, Producer: Thomas Frost, Released 1965, Recorded 1965.
John Williams Plays Spanish Music, Producer: Paul Myers, Released, 1970, Recorded, 1969.