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).
The India Primera is an outstanding instrument in its category. With bold power, royal playability, and an admirable Spanish sound, this guitar is a fantastic instrument for any guitarist to step up their game. Chocolate brown Indian rosewood and lightweight cedar soundboard make this guitar a classic and give it a traditional elegant look. This guitar combines both an explosive character and a lot of sustain with plenty of space for expressiveness. The sound is rich and warm, with phenomenal dynamic possibilities. Overall, it is a very impressive guitar, both powerful and easy to play.
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