MODELS AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.
Currently being offered in the U.S. are nylon stringed acoustic guitars, steel stringed guitars (developed specifically for the U.S. market), and two electric guitars which include a solid body nylon stringed guitar and Caro & Topete's own Archtop jazz guitar. All guitars are hand crafted in their Guadalajara shop under the direct supervision of master luthier Ernesto Caro. Tonewoods for these fine instruments are sourced from the vast stockpiles in Paracho, Michoacan.
Custom guitars are also available to meet any specialized needs, please contact us for information on the type of instrument you may desire. Examples of custom instruments include the Flamenco guitar built for B.J. Golden (see our Artist section) and a 12- string Nylon Stringed guitar specially fabricated for a client in Los Angeles.
Any of the acoustic guitars can be provided with electronics without significant loss of acoustic properties for use in studio or live performances. We prefer Barbera Soloist Transducers, which very accurately reproduces the acoustic sound of these guitars, and have found that they achieve the power and balance of these beautiful instruments when amplified. We can optionally install electronics from other manufacturers if desired by the client.
Summary of Caro & Topete Guitars Models
Nylon Stringed Guitars
MX - concert level nylon
ES - professional grade nylon
DS - standard series nylon
Steel Stringed Acoustic Guitars
FX - concert level steel
FE - professional grade steel
FD - standard series steel
NS - nylon stringed solid body guitar with Barbera Transducer
Archtop - fine jazz guitar with Benedetto pickup
Explore any of these fine instruments using the links below.
Nylon Stringed Series
These guitars represent the culmination of years of experience with materials and building techniques and embody the unique Caro & Topete design elements developed over more than a decade of experimentation. They are available in three different quality levels to meet the needs of any guitarist, whether a concert performer or a weekend strummer.
Model MX - concert level nylon stringed guitar
Model ES - professional grade nylon stringed guitar
Model DS - standard nylon stringed guitar
Steel Stringed Acoustic Guitars
These fine steel stringed instruments utilize the exclusive Caro & Topete interior bracing and soundboard design modified for the increased tension of steel strings. They are available in three quality levels which offer a range of tonewoods and features.
Model FX - concert level steel stringed guitar
Model FE - professional grade guitar with cutaway
Model FD - standard series steel stringed guitar
Caro & Topete is proud to offer these exceptional electric guitars to complement their line of acoustic instruments, addressing the diverse needs of performing guitarists. The Model NS is a nylon stringed solid body guitar and the Archtop is based upon the design of the great jazz guitar luthiers. Both offer extremely high levels of quality and performance at very affordable price points.
Model NS - solid body nylon stringed guitar
Archtop Jazz Guitar with Benedetto pickup