written by Lex Von Sumayo
My first real classical guitar was a Sobre Saliente Mayor, a classical guitar built by the legendary luthier Leonardo Apa (also known as Mang Tata). I remembered it so well when I first got it. It was a rainy day so I wrapped it with a shirt and gently kept it inside a soft case. Good thing we both arrived home safe and dry.
But after a week, my stupidity caused her a 2-inch scratch on the top of the soundboard. I called Mang Tata to fix it and in less than 4 days, she’s back to normal again.
I played this guitar almost everyday which helped me a lot in ALL my 8 Guitar Exams (from Level 4A to Level 7B).
When I heard the news about Mang Tata’s passing in December 2009, I just picked up this guitar and wrote this music.