The Carrillo family started building guitars 1744 in “Manchuela Conquense” also called Casasimarro. As far back as the 19th century, the town was nicknamed “El pueblo de las Guitarras” the town of the guitars. The instruments are still being built in the same place by Vicente Carrillo the seventh generation luthier of the family.
Vicente Carrillo was awarded the ”Regional Craftsmanship award” in 2009 and also the ”National Award” in 2010. His guitars all have a special sound, reaching a satisfying balance between bearing basses and sweet trebles. Innovation is always a factor in his workshop, utilizing various different construction techniques, therefore being in the constant progression towards a greater understanding of the art of lutherie. Artists who play and have played guitars built by Vicente Carrillo are among others: Paco de Lucía, Tomatito, J.M. Cañizarez, El Niño Josele, Rafael Cañizares, Javier Limón, Keith Richards & Josemi Carmona (Ketama).
The India Estudio model by Vicente Carrillo with cedar top and Indian rosewood back and sides is a guitar with a matte finish, a surprisingly powerful, carrying tone, and extraordinary warmth in the trebles. In addition, the India Estudio model offers easy playability and an overall pleasant feel. As a result, this guitar can easily compete with instruments for sale in comparable and even higher price categories. It is, therefore, an excellent guitar offering great value at an attractive price.
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