Rafael Fuentes Luthier
Rafael Fuentes was born in Valladolid (Spain). He graduated as an electronic engineer from the Polytechnic University School of Valladolid and is an autodidact guitar player. Rafael studied classical and electric guitar construction with the renowned Chilean guitar-maker Marco Buitano, and received additional expert advice from José Luis Romanillos about traditional guitar-making in the style of Antonio de Torres, Santos Hernández and Manuel Ramírez. Rafael now works in the construction and repair of both classical and flamenco guitars at his studio in Valladolid Spain.
Here, he combines traditional methods with other more innovative ones. These include the analysis of the physical-mechanical parameters involved in sound, and experimentation with guitar models from various schools and traditions.
- extracted from Rafael Fuentes’ website
Rafael builds an absolutely superb guitar flush with the Spanish tradition. Workmanship and Spanish character are wholly evident with his wonderful creations.
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