The relationship that Antonio Bernal has with the artists is always direct, since they often need a different instrument for each project
The maestro Antonio Bernal was born in 1973 in the Sevillian town of Camas, known for being the land of different artists such as Curro Romero, Paco Camino, Sergio Ramos, Capi… He studied music at the Elementary and Superior Conservatory of Seville in 1991. For a time He worked as a gardener at the Expo 92 State Society, practicing the branch of botany. It was a few years later when he opened El Taller, the store where he began to practice what is currently his profession: construction, repair, and sale of guitars. To this day he continues to train me in the work of Luthier since, for him, “in this profession one must never stop learning and growing to offer a higher quality in the final arts of each guitar.” He has studied with great artisans and teachers, repairing guitars from the most prestigious luthiers in the world, and in turn conducting numerous studies on the finish of the soundboard. Years later, he learned that a series of changes had to be made to the usual elements of the guitar in order to improve its sound. With a good knowledge of the woods, together with the personalized study of each client, he manages to make special and unique guitars for each one of them.
The main reason that pushed the maestro to make guitars as a profession was his passion for music and botany
The woods we use in the construction of our guitars are Spanish cypress, Indian rosewood, Amazon rosewood, Canadian red cedar, German spruce, ebony, Honduran royal cedar, and maple. In flamenco guitar, the most used woods are cypress and German fir for a reproduction of higher tones, which is the dominant tonic of flamenco. Indian rosewood, amazon with German fir or Canadian cedar is also used for concert flamenco. These woods reproduce more bass and the notes last longer over time. They are widely used by flamenco concert guitarists.
Know his workshop
Our guitars have been exported throughout Europe, and among the prominent countries are France, Italy, Holland, England, Germany, Russia, Austria. In addition, apart from taking guitars to the stores, numerous clients come from all over the continent directly to buy from the workshop and have a personal treatment. We have also exported outside of Europe, where we ship to all of South America, such as Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, etc. Throughout the United States you can find guitars with our signature in cities such as Miami, New York, Boston, South Carolina, Texas, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC, Seattle … Even on the Asian continent in countries such as Korea. South, Thailand, China or Japan.
Our guitars have been exported throughout Europe, the United States and Latin America