I’m a one man operation shop with a deep-rooted
belief in the value of music and craftsmanship.
With the perspective and experience of a performing musician, I began my career as a luthier in my hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Years later, I moved to Oakland, California to specialize in the construction of high end steel string acoustic guitars in a 40 months apprenticeship to the renowned Ervin Somogyi. After that, I founded Buendia Guitars. I build one-of-a-kind custom guitars with the depth of sound and immediate response desired by professional musicians and guitar lovers around the world.
I come from a culture that places great value on connectivity and conversation. Admittedly I find great joy in working alone in a very focused and detail oriented way; but it is working with people, and not just wood, that makes this my true calling. The process of discovering together with my clients exactly what it is they want or need, be it over phone calls, visits to the shop, or lunch, is what makes me feel sure that what I’m doing has significance. While my teacher’s lineage is apparent in every guitar I build, my goal is to maintain a beginner’s mind so that every guitar can be as truly unique as its player.