The Peabody Post

Peabody acquires Ignacio Fleta guitar

Last year, the Peabody Institute was gifted a 1958 Ignacio Fleta guitar by David Paulsen and his wife.  Paulsen studied violin in the 1950s at the Peabody Preparatory, where his mother, Mildred Pelovitz, taught piano.  He also studied guitar with Rodrigo Riera, who recommended Paulsen visit Ignacio Fleta to see if he could obtain one of his guitars.  Paulsen made the $150 purchase in 1966 and the guitar is now appraised at $38,000.  The full story can be found in the HUB article, “Gifts in kind offer unique learning experiences to Johns Hopkins students.”gifts-in-kind

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