AVAILABLE MODELS

Six models of Caro & Topete guitars have been selected for U.S. distribution to address the needs of contemporary artists in the U.S. Both nylon and steel stringed acoustic guitars are currently available, the steel stringed instruments have been developed specifically for the U.S. market. Tonewoods for these fine instruments are sourced from the vast stockpiles in Paracho. All guitars are hand crafted in Guadalajara under the direct supervision of master luthier Ernesto Caro.

Three Levels of Caro & Topete Guitars - Concert, Professional, and Standard

Model Summary

          Model MX - concert series nylon strings

          Model FX - concert series steel strings

          Model ES - professional series nylon strings

          Model FE - professional series steel strings

          Model DS - standard series nylon strings

          Model FD - standard series steel strings

Explore each of these fine instruments using the links below.

Concert Series

The Concert Series instruments represent the culmination of years of experience with materials and building techniques and embody the unique Caro & Topete design elements in their most robust forms. The quality of materials and workmanship are in line with the expectations of the most demanding guitarists. Concert Series instruments are built from the finest tonewoods available including rosewood back and sides, soundboards of premium Engelmann spruce or Canadian cedar, ebony fingerboards and bridges, and rosewood arm rests.

Model MX - concert series nylon stringed guitar used by many world class artists

   

Model FX - concert series steel stringed guitar features offset shoulders
for access to higher notes without compromising the sound

   

Professional Series

Professional Series guitars incorporate the unique Caro & Topete design elements at levels that balance performance and price and are built with premium materials and top quality workmanship. Premium tonewoods including Palo Escrito (Mexican Rosewood) back and sides, soundboards of Engelmann spruce or Canadian cedar, Cocobolo fingerboards, and rosewood bridges and arm rests are used in the construction of the professional series guitars.

Model ES - professional series nylon stringed guitar are stage and studio ready

   

Model FE - professional series steel stringed guitar with cutaway

   

Standard Series

Caro & Topete is proud to offer these fine solid wood guitars at extremely accessible prices. These guitars incorporate the Caro & Topete design elements in their most basic forms and provide surprising results compared to the sound and performance of guitars at double or triple the price. Standard level guitars are constructed using solid Sapele(Model DS) or Cypress (Model FD) for the back and sides, Engelman spruce or Canadian cedar for the soundboards, and rosewood fingerboards and bridges.

Model DS - standard series nylon stringed guitar used by many world class artists

   

Model FD - standard series steel stringed guitar provides great quality
at an accessible price