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Vicente Carrillo

Vicente Carrillo Luthier
Contact
Spanish, English
Hours:
Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 13:00 / 15:30 - 19:00 and Friday 08:00 - 14:30
Phone:
+34 967487045
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Preserving Spanish guitar traditions

  • • Vicente comes from a family with a long history of guitar making
  • • He feels the family tradition has been crucial in learning his craft
  • • He has made guitars for some of the world's greatest musicians

Vicente Carrillo belongs to the eighth generation of a family of luthiers from the village of Casasimarro, near Cuenca. He learned guitar making from his mother and chose to follow the family tradition instead of heading to university. Right from the beginning, he has striven for innovation and quality, welcoming new materials, techniques and influences from all over the world. Vicente loves to talk about 'guitarreros', the Spanish word for guitar makers, instead of luthiers. “When you come from a long family tradition, you feel like the guitar is yours, like a creature,” he adds. All the great guitar players – Paco de Lucía, Keith Richards, Alejandro Sanz – have used an instrument from his workshop.

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Works

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Gabriela II

This classical concert guitar was crafted with a large selection of different woods to give this instrument a special and unique sound which finely balances bass and treble.

Length 99 cm
Width 37 cm

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Arce Spalted

This guitar was crafted with a very special selection of woods. It features a slightly new design, which nevertheless respects the acoustic quality of a classical guitar. The instrument has a unique sound which finely balances bass and treble.

Length 99 cm
Width 37 cm

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Maestro model Green Ebony

This is the finest and most complicated guitar made by Vicente. To build it, he used the very best wood, including green ebony from Madagascar, which is perfect for creating a high quality concert guitar.

Length 99 cm
Width 37 cm

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