The Carrillo family started making guitars in 1744 in “Manchuela Conquense”, also called Casasimarro. As early as 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, the seventh generation of the family to make guitars.
Vicente Carrillo was awarded the “Regional Craftsmanship Award” in 2009 and also the “National Award” in 2010. All his guitars have a distinctive sound that offers a balance between carrying basses and sweet trebles. Innovation is always an important factor in his workshop. He uses a variety of 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 bocote back and sides , which brings both an exotic and classy look, and a fine cedar top. You only need minimal effort in the right hand to get maximum projection and volume due to the great response. Sound power, projection and a seemingly almost 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. The Herencia model, however, not only has 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.
|Year of construction:||2021|
|Back and sides:||Bocote|
|Air resonance frequency:||G|