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At the age of 14, Lorenzo Pimentel began apprenticing at his brothers’ guitar-making shop in Mexico. His passion for the craft helped him advance quickly, and soon after he was building guitars on his own. At the age of 23, he came to the United States where he began making guitars in a violin store. In 1951, he moved to Carlsbad, NM where he opened his own shop. It wasn’t long before he’d mastered creating exquisite classical guitars. Four of his sons each embraced his legacy, and four decades later, the family name is known around the world as one of the best family guitar makers alive. They make each instrument completely by hand, tailored specifically to each customer.
The Pimentel brothers can’t imagine doing anything else. Their expertise, perfectionism and love of the art have made guitar making their calling. They are Rick Pimentel, now President of Pimentel Guitars, specializing in Acoustic guitars; Robert Pimentel, Vice President, specializing in Concert Classical guitars; Victor Pimentel and Agustin Pimentel. They have each inherited their father’s incredible talent and raised it to a whole new level, creating guitars unparalleled in craftsmanship and beauty.