Maker of fine custom made instruments: concert classical guitars, flamenco guitars, requintos, Cuban lutes and Cuban tres guitars.
ABOUT JOSÉ R. LUIS
R. Luis, a guitarmaker and
luthier from Cuba, has been building guitars since 1989. He now resides in
Tampa, Florida. José R. Luis specializes in making concert classical guitars,
flamenco guitars, requintos, Cuban lutes and Cuban tres guitars. In 1994, Mr.
Luis studied with Manuel Cáceres, a renowned Spanish luthier of classical
guitars and flamenco guitars in Madrid. Mr. Luis is also self-taught in the art
and craft of guitarmaking.
devotes a great deal of time to ensure that each guitar built by him exceeds his
clients’ expectations, from carefully selecting the finest woods to flawlessly
finishing the instrument.
R. Luis is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music of Cuba, where he studied
classical guitar under Aldo Rodríguez (a student of Alirio Díaz), mechanical
design, acoustics and physics. Mr. Luis takes advantage of his guitar playing
ability to enhance his skill at designing and crafting exquisitely constructed
instruments. Most of Mr. Luis instruments have been sold to professional
guitarists, students and collectors.