0′s Collection

This guitar collection was a great idea that my father, Pepe, had as soon as I made my first guitar and decided that I would dedicate myself to building guitars. I have been blessed to find the career that I feel that I was meant to do and that I absolutely love. I made my first guitar with Dake Traphagen as a way to honor my grandfather Celedonio. When we strung that first guitar in Dake’s workshop I knew that I had found my professional future. I was lucky enough to go on to study with Manuel Contreras II, José Romanillos, Miguel Rodríguez, Yuris Zelins and most extensively with Edmund Blöchinger.

I am inspired by the incredible guitars which I grew up with made by Miguel Rodríguez, Santos Hernández, Domingo Esteso and Antonio de Torres. I have my own way of building which is a result of all of my incredible teachers and the great guitars that I grew up with. My father, uncles Celín and Ángel, and cousins Celino and Lito have given me priceless feedback on almost every guitar that I have made which has helped me immensely to grow as a builder.

I dedicate every guitar that I build to my grandther Celedonio who never got to play a guitar of mine, but who I know is with me in spirit.

- Pepe Romero

All photos are by Felix Salazar

#1: 1997

Engleman Spruce Top
Amazon Rosewood Back & Sides

#10: 1999

Cedar Top
Rosewood Back & Sides

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#20: 2001

German Spruce Top
Spanish Cypress Back & Sides

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#30: 2002

German Spruce Top
Rosewood Back & Sides

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#40: 2003

Cedar Spruce Top
European Flamed Maple Back & Sides

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#50: 2004

Cedar Top
Rosewood Back & Sides

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#60: 2004

Figured Cedar Top
European Flamed Maple Back & Sides

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#70: 2005

European Spruce Top
Rosewood Back & Sides

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#80: 2005

German Spruce Top
Spanish Cypress Back & Sides

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#90: 2006

Cedar Top
Rosewood Back & Sides

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#100: 2006

Spruce Top
European Flamed Maple Back & Sides

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#110: 2007

Cedar Top
East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides

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#120: 2007

Cedar Top
Spanish Cypress Back & Sides

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#130: 2007

Cedar Top
Rosewood Back & Sides

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#140: 2008

Cedar Top
Koa Back & Sides

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#150: 2008

Spruce Top
Rosewood Back & Sides

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#160: 2009

Redwood Top
European Flamed Maple Back & Sides

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#170: 2009

German Spruce Top
Madagascar Rosewood Back & Sides

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#180: 2010

Cedar Top
Rosewood Back & Sides

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#190: 2010

Figured Cedar Top
European Flamed Maple Back & Sides

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#200: 2011

Cedar Top
Spanish Cypress Back & Sides

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#210: 2012

Spruce Top
Rosewood Back & Sides