Bouchet & Barbero

Barbero Model
If I had only one guitar to point to as having made the biggest impact on me as a builder, it would be the 1951 Marcelo Barbero ex Sabicas. I first encountered this guitar years ago and it served to inspire and teach me in all my guitar making endevours. Having been its caretaker for a few years only furthered my appreciation for this magnificent instrument. Its influence is very noticeable in my flamenco guitars as it is, but now that my tenure as its caretaker has ended I wish to commemorate a great guitar that has been very near and dear to me. For further reading about this great guitar please see the Articles pages.