You can imagine that with a family of world-famous guitarists, luthier Pepe Romero Jr. has had more feedback on his guitars than perhaps any young luthier in history, and that has fueled his rise as one of the best builders of his generation. Pepe just put strings on his 200th guitar – it’s not for sale, since the family is keeping it for their collection, but we have a couple of Pepe’s guitars in stock – and our good friend Scott Wolf was there to check out the guitar. (He just had the Flip camera, so forgive the less-than-perfect audio). They also discuss the perfect neck size.

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24 Responses to “Pepe Romero Jr.’s 200th Guitar”

  1. DOC WATSON says:


    • Al Olson says:

      Doc Watson,

      How can you make such statements about a brand new guitar being recorded by a digital camera? Even if you know what you are talking about, you don’t know what you are talking about!

  2. larry brandes says:

    Doc, you are nuts. This guitar is fresh, Scott was fighting with wondering pitch, the guitar is remarkably open and clear for the first time being played and you cannot hear wolf tones with a computer with work shop acoustics. it is more common to find dull cedars, this one is alive and it will get better and better in a very short period of time. I have always liked the cypress/cedar sound myself.

  3. Pepe es el mejor guitarrero desde Rodriguez. Es increíble su comodidad , el cuerpo en el sonido , la potencia, los armónicos , etc. Tenemos los guitarristas suerte de haber nacido en la misma época que él y poder adquirir sus instrumentos a precios normales. En 50 años, serán las Stradivarius de las guitarras. Para mí y mucha más gente profesional, ya lo son hoy.

    • Pepe is the best guitar maker from Rodriguez. It’s amazing your convenience, the warm iand big sound,the most power guitar you can hear, harmonics, etc. The guitarists should be happy to be born at the same time that he and purchase he´s guitars in regular prices. In 50 years,Pepe will be the Stradivarius of guitars. For me and a lot more professional guitarrist, he´s the Stradivarius of the guitar today.

    • Alvar Wolff says:

      El mejor guitarrero después de Rodríguez???…hmmmm….no lo creo…. decirlo es fácil y ademáss demasiado aventurado…por lo demás, es una de las peores versiones que he oido de LAGRIMA….da ganas de llorar

  4. Lawrence Tendler says:

    Wow..nice looking guitar.

  5. Lawrence Tendler says:

    Sounds very tinny .

  6. Lawrence Tendler says:

    Obviously ,like any new guitar ,needs a lot of time and a lot of playing to mature .After six months of playing should sound a lot better ,hopefully.

  7. Computer speakers can never give a good representation of what a guitar sounds like. I would like to hear this instrument live in a recital hall. Congratulations to Pepe Romero, Jr.

  8. Lawrence Tendler says:

    Guitar sounds like a cheap tinny box.

  9. I’ve played many of his guitars and they are insane! Your hand blends into the neck… He’s an amazing luthier.

    So, yes – Felicidades Pepe!

  10. Lawrence Tendler says:

    I imagine that the speakers and microphone do this guitar no favours.

  11. Sam Halstead says:

    Such a beautiful guitar. Interesting conversation about the thich neck. I cant judge the sound over my one inch speaker on this computer. Cypress and cedar, amazing.

  12. James says:

    What’s up with all the negativity? Dang! He said he just strung the guitar a couple of hours earlier and you think there is intonation problems? It sounds dull and dry? They’re using a flip camera!! They even apologize for the “less than perfect audio.” Poor version of Lagrima? He’s not giving a concert, he just trying out a new guitar! I don’t know if Pepe is better than Rodriguez, I’ve never had the opportunity to play one. I have played one of Pepe’s guitars though. His father was in town to play the Aranjuez and give a masterclass. He invited us to his dressing room afterwards to try it out. It was a wonderful cedar/maple guitar. These are fantastic instruments!
    Cheers to Pepe Jr!

  13. Alvar says:

    The worse version of LAGRIMA in the classic guitar history…

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  15. Tom says:

    I think los Pepe are very right about the advantages of a thicker neck for a classical guitar. Flamenco guitars are a different thing.


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