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Felipe Conde

  • Conde Hermanos
  • Luthier
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Felipe Conde Luthier
Contact
Spanish, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 14:00 / 17:00 - 20:00
Phone:
+34 915418738
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Guitars with passion, heart and soul

  • • This family business started in 1915
  • • Felipe’s workshop has always been an artists’ hub
  • • His guitars are personalised for each musician

If Felipe Conde’s studio walls could talk, they would probably tell us mesmerising stories about the many artists who have dropped by. Paco de Lucía, Leonard Cohen, Pepe Habichuela, David Byrne, Tomatito, Bob Dylan… All of them have fallen in love with a Conde guitar. For Felipe Conde, becoming a luthier was just a natural progression. The family workshop was set up by Domingo Esteso in 1915; his uncle and father, Faustino and Mariano Conde, joined it in the late 20s. Felipe started as an apprentice when he was only 14. "Our family life only made sense around a guitar," he maintains. It must be true: nowadays, he works together with his daughter, María, and his son, Felipe, the heirs of this passion.

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Works

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Flamenco concert guitar Nº32

This concert grade flamenco guitar was hand built with specially selected noble woods, dried naturally for over 50 years. Finished with shellac, it was created using techniques handed down to Felipe Conde by his father, perfected over a lifetime and now imparted to the newest generation of luthiers in the family.

Felipe Conde Luthier
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Flamenco concert guitar Año 1975 Nº19

This flamenco guitar is an exact replica of a famous 1975 guitar built by Felipe Conde’s family for Paco de Lucía. The guitar was hand built using the best noble wood from a special family heirloom stock dating back more than 70 years. Finished in shellac, this elegant guitar was created using techniques handed down to Felipe Conde by his father, perfected over a lifetime and now imparted to the newest generation of luthiers in the family.

Felipe Conde Luthier
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Classical concert guitar Torres’s La Invencible replica Nº3

This classical guitar is an exact replica of a mythical 1884 La Invencible guitar, built by the godfather of Spanish guitars, Antonio de Torres. The guitar was handcrafted with precision using wood from a special family heirloom stock dating back more than 70 years. Finished in shellac, the guitar features silver and mother-of-pearl inlays.

Felipe Conde Luthier

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