Guitar builders

Francisco Sánchez

Francisco Sánchez nace en Estepa en 1958.Ebanista y Restaurador hijo tambien de un gran Ebanista aprende el oficio desde pequeño ” clavaba puntillas antes de andar” comentan sus familiares.Su padre aficionado a la musica,( tambien construyo instrumentos) le transmite el…

Jesús de Jiménez

Jesús de Jiménez was born in Osuna (Sevilla) in 1973.He started playing the guitar when he was a little child, and he felt quite curious about the beauty of its sound. This led him to being interested in guitar making…

Jerónimo Pérez

Jerónimo Pérez was born in Algodonales (Cádiz), in 1978.This artisan has managed to be recognised as one of the most promising guitar builders in such a short period of time, due to his own merits and his marvelous instruments. In…

Pedro Muriel

Este constructor afincado en Herrera (Sevilla) se inició en el mundo de la construcción de guitarras a raíz de su gran afición a la guitarra flamenca y cabe destacar que durante su formación en el oficio ha sido discípulo directo…

Francisco Barba

Francisco Barba was born in 1939 in Sevilla.At the beginning of the 1970s he started working as a carpenter with his father, until he decided, being 17 years old, to become a self-taught luthier. He learned and worked in the…

José A. Fuentes

José A. Fuentes is born in Barcelona in the year 1971.After working for more than 15 years as a carpenter, his passion for music and his talent when treating wood made him begin a new stage as guitar builder in…

Felipe Conde

Felipe Conde Cavia nace en Madrid en el año 1957, tercera generación de la dinastía de constructores de guitarras Esteso-Conde. Su padre, Mariano Conde padre, fue sobrino directo de Domingo Esteso, de quien aprendió el arte de la construcción de…

José González López

José González López was born in Órgiva (Granada) in 1961.After several years working in very different things, none of them related to guitars, he joined Antonio Martín Montero´s workshop in 1989, along with José Marín Plazuelo, in order to begin…

Manuel Reyes

Manuel Reyes was born in 1949 in Córdoba.After not being satisfied with the sound of a guitar he received as a gift, he modified its structure, in order to improve its quality. This first contact with the world of guitars…

Gerundino Fernández

Gerundino Fernández was born in Almería in 1931.Being the eighth child of a family with ten children, he started playing the guitar very young, and worked as a carpenter and cabinetmaker until 1956, when he started working exclusively as a…

Miguel Rodríguez

Miguel Rodríguez Beneyto was born in Córdoba in 1888.He showed interest while still very young, learning to play both the guitar and the mandolin, which would lead him to have a great curiosity about the art of making those instruments.He…

Manuel Cáceres

Manuel Cáceres was born in Badajoz in 1947.He started building guitars in 1963, when he started working in “Casa José Ramírez”, where he would spend fifteen years (nine of them as an important journeyman).In 1978 he left this workshop and…

Antonio Marín Montero

Antonio Marín Montero was born in Granada in 1933.He joined Master Pérez ´s workshop in 1957, since Recaredo Veredas had seen his remarkable gouge skills. In 1959, following his father´s advice, he would join Eduardo Ferrer´s workshop in his workshop,…

José López Bellido

José López Bellio was born in Granada in 1943.He joined Eduardo Ferrer´s workshop when he was very young. After 14 years there, he started his own workshop in Cuesta Gomérez, where he has been making his own guitars until he…

Hermanos Conde (Felipe V)

The beginning of this brand started with master Domingo Esteso, who was born in Cuenca in 1882.After working in Manuel Ramírez´s workshop next to Enrique García, Santos Hernández, and other great luthiers, his own workshop would be open in 1915…

Juan Montero Aguilera

Juan Montero Aguilera was born in Marchena (Sevilla) in 1932. He settled in Córdoba in 1950, where he set a carpentry workshop with his brother .He would get in touch with flamenco here, although he wouldn´t start building guitars until…

Francisco Manuel Díaz

Francisco Manuel Díaz was born on the 25th of December 1942 in Granada.He is one of the best guitar makers today, and one of the first to settle his workshop in the city of Granada.He started his career when he…

Hermanos Sanchis López

David and German López were born, sons of Ricardo Sanchís Carpio, have all the wisdom and experience of a whole dynasty of guitar makers which had started a hundred years earlier with Ricardo Sanchis Nacher.They are currently working with his…

Pedro de Miguel

Behind the name of Pedro de Miguel two great guitar makers can be found: Pedro Pérez(1958-2008) y Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1960 – ).Being fourteen years old, they start working in José Ramírez´s workshop, where they learned quickly until working with…

Andres D. Marvi

Andres Daniel Marvi was born in Germany in 1956.Almost self-taught, he took an exam in Erlangen Crafts School, presenting his work.He set his own workshop in Ferreirola (Granada) in 1988, where he makes his guitars, inspired by the greatest master…

Paulino Bernabé

Paulino Bernabé naît à Madrid en 1960.En 1977 il commence sa carrière comme constructeur de guitares à coté de son père Paulino Bernabé au peu de temps de qu’il décide ouvrir son propre atelier dans la rue Loto de Madrid…

Jerónimo Peña

Jerónimo Peña was born in Marmolejo (Jaén) in 1933.Coming from a very humble family, with 9 years old he was an apprentice carperter already. He started his career as luthier in 1950, being one of the best master luthiers in…

Vicente Carrillo

Vicente Carrillo was born in Casasimarro (Cuenca) in 1963. He constitutes the fourth generation of a dynasty of guitar makers which had started 200 years earlier.After his father´s death (Vicente Carrillo Cantos), his son, Vicente Carrillo Casas took over the…

Maximiano Fontiveros

Maximiano Fontiveros was born in Constantina (Sevilla), in 1957.This constructor is considered one of the best restorers in the world. During his long career he has performed more than four hundred restorations in instruments of great historical value, and a…

Pedro Maldonado

Pedro Maldonado was born in Loja (Granada) in 1929.He worked in his father´s cabinetmaker workshop since he was very young. He got a great interest in stringed instruments very soon. He visited most workshops in Granada, learning the secrets of…