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Guitarras Fuentes: Luthier in Valladolid


Rafael Fuentes is a luthier dedicated to plucked string instruments. His activity is mainly focused on the construction of customized classical, electric and acoustic luthier guitars.

«A guitar feels like a distant and mysterious orchestra
whose sounds reach us from a planet
that is much smaller and delicate than the Earth…»

Andrés Segovia



At Guitarras Fuentes we are experts in the manufacturing of classical and flamenco guitars, as well as antique plucked string instruments.


Rafael Fuentes, Luthier in Valladolid, Spain, is an expert in the repair of all kinds of guitars: classical, acoustic and electric. We also repair a wide variety of plucked string instruments


We also take care of your guitar’s maintenance at our own workshop: we polish frets, we lubricate headstocks, bridges and nuts. Furthermore, we also do an overall cleaning on guitars, and we adjust the truss rods of necks, among other services.


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At the Rafael Fuentes’ Luthier workshop, we offer you our guitar customisation service. We have a wide experience, and we can help you customise a guitar by following your own concepts, whether it is a custom classical guitar or a custom electric guitar.

Rafael Fuentes


Rafael Fuentes Cuesta was born in Valladolid. He has got a degree in electronic engineering from the Escuela Universitaria Politécnica of Valladolid, and he is a self-taught guitarist.

Rafael has learned about classical and electric guitar manufacturing under the teaching of Marco Buitano, a Chilean manufacturer. He also was taught by José Luis Romanillos about the manufacturing of the Spanish classical guitar, following the style of manufacturers Antonio de Torres, Santos Hernández or Manuel Ramírez.

Today, he performs his classical and flamenco guitars’ manufacturing work in the city of Valladolid, in Spain, combining traditional methods with others that are more innovative

This includes, on the one hand, the analysis of the pshysical and mechanical parameters that take part in the creation of sounds and, on the other hand, the experimentation of said methods.

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