The “Gabriela” model is the newest addition to our inventory. This model also completes the catalogue of Vicente Carrillo Classical Guitars featured at GSI.
Vicente Carrillo has been running the family shop in Casasimarro, Spain since 1980. Originally the shop dates back to the 18th century and was run by Vicente’s ancestor, Alfonso Anselmo Alarcon. Over the years the family business was handed down within the family’s different generations. Currently, Vicente maintains the family tradition now in its 5th generation. The shop became so popular that it earned the town of Casasimarro the lovely name “El Pueblo de las Guitarras” (The Town of the Guitars).
Over the years, Vicente has been constantly improving his guitar-making skills. The distinctive elements of his style have been influenced primarily by Madrid luthiers Angel Benito Aguado, and Jose Romero (of the Jose Ramirez workshop). The guitars therefore have a big, deep and powerful quality much like the best guitars from the top Madrid shops, yet they still retain a lyrical charm found in the southern Spanish instruments.
The “Gabriela” model is a guitar for grand concerts. It has double sides, a well-balanced sound with bright, silky trebles and deep basses. “Gabriela” has improved power and volume. This model is available with either Spruce or Cedar top, depending on what qualities of sound we’re looking for. The sides are made of African Rosewood used for the outer layer, and Indian Rosewood for the inner layer.
GSI has been cooperating with Vicente on introducing several modifications to his guitars. We believe that Vicente’s most recent instruments are among his finest up to date, therefore we’re very proud to add this model to complete the catalogue of his instruments in our store.