Pre Civil War Spanish Makers

Manuel lopez soprano ukulele or Guitarico
Manuel Lopéz
Manuel Lopéz Soprano Ukulele
Manuel Lopéz
Enrique González Soprano Ukulele
Enrique González
Francisco Torrés soprano ukulele or Guitarico
Francisco Torrés
José Serratosa Blanch soprano ukulele or Guitarico
José Serratosa
Roca Brothers soprano ukulele or Guitarico
Roca Hermanos
martinez soprano ukulele or Guitarico
José Carreres soprano ukulele or Guitarico
José Carreres
1930 valencia Vincente Tatay Soprano Ukulele
Vincente Tatay
distressed Manuel Lopez Soprano
Manuel Lopéz

When I talk about "Pre War" for Spain, I mean pre Spanish Civil War, another of the precursor events to WWII (during which Spain was neutral).
It is not uncommon, particularly in Europe, to see pre Civil War Spanish Ukuleles, Spain at this period was the home of the "Spanish Guitar" so there were plenty of luthiers and factories plying their trade and a lot of European distributors included Spanish instruments as part of the catalogue, (for example Beare & Sons 1932 catalogue lists 4 Spanish made Ukuleles, but no information beyond they are Spanish). Sometimes they have a paper label inside the sound hole giving the name of the maker, but not always. A lot of the Spanish Ukuleles look more like Guitaricos (and may well have originally been built as such), with golpeadores and saddleless bridges, but the problem is there is not a lot of information on them like the size of the workshop or the quantity or quality of manufacture? Sometimes the actual person named as the maker didn't really exist and it was all just rebranding along with a location for where it was made! This too, is hard to get reliable information on.
Any help would be great.
Brand Name Further Information
Enrique González From Madrid and possibly a descendant of Francisco Gonzalez the famous Madrid Guitar maker 1818-1880?
Francisco Torrés The name Torrés was well known in Valencia as over the years a number of people with that family name had been famous luthiers. Francisco was the last of them but he was know more as the person who ran a factory producing guitars and other instruments for export rather then a luthier in his own right.
José Carreres The sound hole label says he is a manufacturer of fine instruments from Valencia
José Serratosa (Blanch) From Barcelona where he opened a workshop in 1890 and worked until his death in the 1930's. He was probably most famous for making Guitars with detachable necks!
Manuel Lopéz The label says they were made in Madrid, and the label also shows that this was a J.E.Dallas brand. What I don't know is if Manuel Lopéz was a real person or just and Spanish Sounding pseudonim, (like José Alvarez), and if Dallas owned the brand or just distributed them?
Martinéz Sadly I don't even have a given name for this maker, let alone a city of manufacture so if anyone has any more information...
Roca Hermanos Roca guitarras was a factory in Valencia, that was established in the mid 19th century by the Roca Hermanos, (brothers - I don't know how many but one was Alejandro and another was José), and continued making guitars as a family business into the 1970's. Roca on its own was the factory branding and it was found on the sound hole label as red letters in a cross, sharing the letter o The main output was Guitars but they also made Bandura's and other Spanish folk instruments
(Hijos de) Vicente Tatay Vicente Tatay was a guitar maker in Valencia who opened his workshop in 1889 (or 99? I have seen both as foundation dates and his father may have opened a workshop called Tatay in 1861). He took his sons on to help him, (he had 8 sons and 1 daughter), and then more staff until the workshop was transformed into a factory, continuing to grown into a major factory producing some 40,000 instruments a year. Vicente Tatay retired in 1942, and the firm was taken over by 7 of his sons, (One, Andres Tatay Tomas, had emigrated to the US and started his own workshop in New York), who renamed it "Hijos de (Children of) Vicente Tatay". Vincente senior died in 1950 and another of the sons, Vincente jnr.left to start his own workshop called Vicente Tatay Tomas. The main factory closed in 1979 but Sons who had left kept going with the US branch going on through grandsons and finally closing in 2003 and the Valencia offshoot having Vincente jn, finishing in 1999 but the story doesn't end there as in 1989 another grandson Jose Tatay Cuenca (a son of Jose Tatay) opened his workshop on calle Zapadores 31, Valencia and is still in business and using the family name. When the main factory was in operation, in addition to Guitars they made all kinds of Spanish folk instruments like Bandurrias, Lauds and Guitarron/Ukuleles. I don't know if any of the offshoot workshops produced any Ukuleles?

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