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Like many guitar makers in Spain, Paco Rey also started out as a cabinet-maker and later became a guitarrero. We went to his workshop in the southwest of Spain, Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, where it used to be a cabinet-maker workshop, now years ago Paco transformed it into a beautiful and very functional guitar workshop where he spends hours every day making his prized guitars which are in great demand in Spain.
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Paco Rey's guitar workshop in southwest spain.
As a child
I was very fond of the guitar and at the same time,
I was also fond of plastic arts.
And well, to the point that
as I got older,
I started studying cabinetmaking
And well, I started with the profession
I was growing separately both what is
the hobby of the guitar and the hobby of the..
well, cabinetmaking in the professional level
And after a few years, I wanted to learn
how to make guitars.
I contacted a person who was Rafael López Porras.
And he was the one who taught me
the traditional method of guitar making
-where is he from, Seville?
from Cádiz, this man is from Cádiz.
And then, from there on, well,
I started on the path of research
searching for the sound, playability
understanding how a guitar works
in relation to physics,
the tensions, the action, the sound,
how it then affects construction in general.
-what kind of sound are you looking for?
Well, highly responsive sound,
yes, traditional sound…
-Paco Rey -Rosette-
I have several models.
This is well, it’s the last one I’ve done.
And well, it’s based on a cloth.
my great-grandmother did in cross-stitch because, well,
many of the vintage rosettes are based on…
… are related to the
So, well then,
I took advantage of the fact that I had this cloth
from my great-grandmother
And I saw it nice
to use this same design.
– It’s this design, this design right here.
the same as the one on the rosette.
exactly, that’s the one I used.
-And that’s the year, the year your great-grandmother
It says here
-what a nice touch