The Carrillo family started making guitars in 1744 in “Manchuela Conquense”, also called Casasimarro. Already in the 19th century the town was nicknamed “El pueblo de las Guitarras”, the town of guitars. The instruments are still made in the same place by Vicente Carrillo, seventh generation guitar maker in the family.
Vicente Carrillo was awarded the “Regional Craftsmanship Award” in 2009 and also the “National Award” in 2010. All of his guitars have a distinct sound that offers a balance between sustaining basses and sweet trebles. Innovation is always an important factor in his workshop. He uses different construction techniques, constantly evolving to better understand the art of guitar building.Artists who play or have played guitars built by Vicente Carrillo include: Paco de Lucía, Tomatito, J.M. Cañizarez, El Niño Josele, Rafael Cañizares, Javier Limón, Keith Richards & Josemi Carmona (Ketama)
This beautiful guitar is built with back and sides made of Bocote , which brings both an exotic and noble look, and a fine cedar top. You only need to put minimal effort in the right hand to get maximum projection and volume due to the great response. Sound power, projection and an almost seemingly infinite sustain are just a few of the characteristics that distinguish this Herencia model with lattice bracing by Vicente Carrillo. Each guitar built with the absolute best hand-selected woods from his wood supply is both a work of art and an instrument of the highest quality for musical demands. However, the Herencia model has not only a great volume of sound, but also a sweet timbre with bell-like highs. Innovation and tradition in perfect harmony – a guitar created to be played for many years.
|Top and sides:||Bocote|
|Main body resonance:||G|
|Tuning machines:||Schaller GrandTune|