The design of my first guitar was inspired by La Suprema created by Antonio Torres. Since the construction of this first guitar in 2007, each successive guitar has undergone further sound and construction experiments by slowly modifying, adjusting and changing intricacies in the design, techniques, wood, etc.

I have been particularly interested in experimenting new bracing schemes. 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 the classic fan bracing (7+2), or wooden lattice bracing.

Usually I build guitars one at a time, although I sometimes prepare parts for several of them at once. 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.


I'm in York, Maine. You could send me an e-mail, call by phone and we'll arrange to visit my shop, test the guitars and chat.

Phone (Maine code)475 2072

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