I build handmade guitars with European woods, my name is Diogo Chavarria Amaro and I own a “one man business”, located in Söderbärke, Sweden. Expecting something from the woods I work with is a very pleasant adventure. I love to share it with the musicians that look for my instruments and see what do they find in my work.
I focus all attention on the acoustic quality of the instrument, seeking a balance between care for the environment and the achievement of quality instruments. I do not engage in the destruction of rain-forests and I work slowly. I use wood whose logging distance to the workshop is as small as possible, not exceeding the European continent as a geographical limit.
The techniques applied in the construction of the instruments follow the traditional methods. The preparation and cutting of the wood is done with machines, and the rest of the process is made entirely by hand.