Tuesday, July 20, 2010
As a classical guitarist, one of the greatest pleasures is to meet various luthiers and tour their workspace where they make their wonderful guitar masterpieces! I recently had the great fortune to meet with Mr. Jose Oribe. One of my students was in search of a guitar with a long scale and Oribe is one of the few luthiers who make this their practice. He lives and works just an hour north of San Diego with his wonderful wife, Juanita. His guitars and simply fantastic! His craftsmanship is of the highest level and it shines through upon hearing and playing his guitars. It was great to meet such a master in the Los Angeles area. My student is extremely pleased with his Oribe guitar and I hope to have one as well in the near future!