2018 Sergio Valverde Castillo SP/AR

in stock - SKU: GUCLVAL-07233
$ 5,500.00

  Specifications
Year
2018
Top
Spruce
Back & Sides
African Rosewood
Scale Length
650 mm
Nut width
52 mm
Finish
French Polish
Country
Spain
Condition
Excellent
Exchange
ExchangePlus
  Background

Sergio Valverde Castillo has an extensive woodworking background. He studied cabinet making and carpentry in a trade school in Adra (near Almería) in the 1990’s, and afterwords worked in general carpentry making cabinets, wardrobes, inlay and artistic works. He set up his own workshop in Mecina Bombarón – La Alpujarra (in the mountains outside of Granada) in 2002. Due to his love for music and musical instruments, in 2014 he decided to change his professional life, and dedicate his knowledge and skills with wood to building guitars and other stringed instruments, such as the Spanish Lute and the Bandurria. Sergio learned guitar making with master Stephen Hill at the “European Institute of Guitar Making” where he also received instruction from Pablo Requena. Afterwards, Sergio furthered his education in guitar making with Jesús Bellido and his family who generously taught Sergio about the Spanish lute and bandurria, permitting him to use their original templates and molds. Nowadays they remain his source of information for all questions related to his daily guitar work.

  Description

This lovely instrument was carefully built with a keen eye to detail, with exacting craftsmanship and superb materials, particularly the stunning set of African rosewood with its dramatic interplay of dark hartwood with the,...

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