Paul Aguilera is a bespoke maker of fine Classical and Flamenco guitars situated in the Sierras Chicas de Cordoba, Argentina.

Owner, Aguilera Guitars
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  • 19xx-19xx acoustic latin and  flamenco music gigging musician travelling throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and South America.
  • 1995 started studying guitar making with Jeff Chapman in Brighton learning the basics of guitar making and learning modern instrument making techniques.
  • 1996, started studying classical and flamenco guitar construction with the master luthier Stephen Hill  (founder of the European Institute of Guitar Making) who specialises in the traditional Spanish style of making.
  • Finished BSc Hons in Musical Instrument Technology at the London  Guildhall University (the London School of Furniture) studying woodwinds and Guitar construction with Dave Whiteman with a first class honours
  • Awarded a scholarship by the British Academy to study a Masters in Ethnomusicology at the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in  London.
  • opened a guitar shop and workshop in Brighton: Aguilera Guitars. Made and repaired guitars for the next seven years there, having the chance to see literally thousands of guitars and to gain a huge amount of experience in a wide range of stringed instruments.
  • 2013, emigrated to Argentina, set up up a workshop and guitar making school in San Esteban, Cordoba in the centre of the country.

“the feel of the tips of the thumb and forefinger communicating to my intellect whether the soundboard is properly worked out”

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Instruments are crafted and courses are taught in a workshop surrounded by an Elm woods, facing the mountains of the beautiful Punilla Valley