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José Alvaréz the Dulcet Soprano at Ukulele Corner
José Alvaréz Dulcet
José Alvaréz the Dulcet Soprano at Ukulele Corner
José Alvaréz the Dulcet Soprano at Ukulele Corner

He ran a major Chordophone factory in Valencia starting from before the civil war and continuing on until certainly into the 1950's. He did put his own name on some Ukuleles but he also produced a number of products for others to brand, (in fact he did the rebranding for them!) One of the brands I know he produced, at the behest of Rose Morris was José Alvaréz and this branding also included "Dulcet" which they obtained when they brought out Barnet Samuel. The sound hole label says the Ukuleles, (and Guitars), come from Barcelona but this like José Alvaréz himself is fictitious. One other thing to note about this brand though was and example was in George Formby's personal collection at the time of his death.

I suspect Julve is the maker behind Juan Gomez as the Ukuleles look so similar but I have no firm proof

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