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.
Note that electronics can be installed in these beautiful guitars without significant loss of acoustic properties. Kopecky Guitars highly recommends the use of the Barbera Soloist Transducers to accurately amplify replicate the sound of these guitars. Barbera Soloist Transducers achieve the power and balance of these beautiful instruments and are used by a number of Artists using Caro-Topete guitars.
Three Levels of Caro & Topete Guitars - Concert, Professional, and Standard
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.
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 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
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 provides great sound and style
Model FD - standard series steel stringed guitar provides great quality
at an accessible price