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 Herencia Especial Palo Escrito was made especially for us by Vicente Carrillo and is his top-of-the-line model. The selection of woods is mind-blowing and the thinly crafted cedar top with lattice bracing, free of carbon fiber, is so responsive it almost vibrates just by looking at it. The volume and sonic palette of this guitar are superb. Its slightly dark and sweet sound character gives it an appealing and warm personality. The openness and spontaneity of every note, the impressive sonority, the pleasant handling, and the unique sound character of this guitar make it a thoroughly captivating instrument.
|Back and sides:||Palo Escrito|
|Air body frequency:||G#/A|
|Tuners:||Schaller Grand Tune|