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PIMENTEL & SONS
Instruments currently built in Albuquerque, NM since 1951.
Master Luthiers Rick Pimentel (born in El Paso, Texas), Robert Pimentel (born in Carlsbad New Mexico), and Victor Pimentel (also born in Carlsbad, New Mexico) learned the craft from their father, New Mexico Master Luthier Lorenzo Pimentel, originally born in Durango, Mexico who learned guitar making from his older brothers. Though trained as a baker, Pimentel moved to El Paso, Texas in 1948 to work for master violin maker Nagoles. In 1951, Pimentel started his own company building classical guitars, moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico, and then in 1963 moved to a permanent home in Albuquerque New Mexico where the late Lorenzo (and still surviving wife Josefina Founders) still reside. The company Pimentel & Sons consists of all family members including Rick Pimentel, Robert Pimentel, Victor Pimentel, who are all Master Luthiers, and Hector Pimentel and Gustavo Pimentel who are the musicians of the family. In the early 1970s, the company started building acoustic steel string guitars and to date there is a waiting period to get the best of their acoustics. In 2003, they designed a Variation of a guitar called the Acoustic and classical Electric Jazz Fussion guitars. Recently they designed a new model: the Dream Catcher series.
New Mexico governor Bill Richardson signed a bill to make an acoustic steel string Pimentel guitar called The New Mexico Sunrise the State guitar of New Mexico. Lorenzo Pimentel passed away in 2010 at the age of 82. For more information visit Pimentel's website or contact them directly.

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