Concerto Candelas Guitar, played by Jose Feliciano

Concerto Candelas Guitar, played by Jose Feliciano

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This guitar was made by Candelario Delgado in Los Angeles, California, in 1967. It is a custom-made guitar is of light wood with geometric pattern around sound hole and on bridge and head. Six strings with mother of pearl tuning pegs. There is a printed label:

Candelario Delgado
Fabricante de Guitarras Guitar Maker
Luthier
Concert Guitars
Classical and Flamenco
Made in U.S.A.
1066 SUNSET BLVD. - LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

(and handwritten inscription on label):

Construction Special for Jose Feliciano
1967
Candelario Delgado
"CANDELAS"

Jose Feliciano played this guitar on October 7, 1968 in Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan during Game 5 of the World Series. He played a folk-inflected version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” which was immediately met with intense backlash.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
date made
1967
user
Feliciano, Jose
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
brass; metal; organic material (unspecified); wood; varnish; paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 15 1/2 in x 4 in; 101.6 cm x 39.37 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
2018.0136.01
accession number
2018.0136
catalog number
2018.0136.01
Credit Line
Gift of Jose Feliciano
World Series
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