Welcome to my website!
The design of my first guitar was inspired by La Suprema created by
Antonio Torres (1817-1891). Since the construction of this first
guitar a decade ago, each successive guitar has undergone further
sound and construction experiments by slowly modifying, adjusting and
changing intricacies in the design.
I have been particularly interested in inventing new bracing schemes
and continue to incorporate this into my designs. I prefer to build
relatively small guitars and focus primarily on one model. However,
custom sized guitars can be commissioned if interested. In terms of
bracing design patterns, I mostly use classic fan bracing (7+2),
parallel bracing or wooden lattice bracing. I tend to avoid
reinforcements transversal to the grain.
Usually I build guitars one at a time, although I sometimes prepare
parts for several of them at once, because it helps achieve more
I choose to work primarily with hand tools because I find them more
enjoyable to handle than power tools. I also believe that doing
everything by hand truly creates a more personal stamp on my guitars.
I assemble the guitar parts in a controlled humidity environment that
is at 45%. I choose to use hot hide glue for most joints for its
special properties that are not attainable with modern glues.
Manel Liria Romero.
Manel Liria Romero, Phone (Maine)475 2072 / York ME. US