Arias guitars are hand made by luthiers with 20 to 50 years of building experience. Each guitar is made from start to finish by only one luthier. Our production is very limited, and waiting time for a custom order is usually of about one to three months. Most models can be built with or without cutaway.
Internationally acclaimed classic guitar player Luz Maria Bobadilla now plays in concerts with an Arias guitar.
This is what the Classical Guitar Maestro Sila Godoy, the greatest Paraguayan Classical Guitar composer and interpreter after Agustín Barrios, said about our guitars: "Your guitars are the best made in Paraguay by far, every new one I test is better than the previous ones. I have tested guitars from all the best known local luthiers, and yours have no competition either in sound or construction. These are world class guitars that can compete side by side with guitars made by the best European luthiers. I had never dreamed to have guitars of these quality built in Paraguay".
All our wood is SOLID. We do NOT use laminated wood (plywood). We use the highest grades of Western Red Cedar, Engelmann Spruce, Sitka Spruce, and Italian Fiemme Spruce for Tops; and for Back and Sides, the highest grades of East Indian Rosewood, Pau Ferro (Bolivian Jacaranda), and Brazilian Rosewood.
We can also use other species of wood: For Back and Sides: Spanish Cypress, Madagascar Rosewood, Cocobolo Rosewood, Honduran Rosewood, Koa, Honduran Mahogany, African Mahogany, Ziricote, Bubinga, Macassar Ebony, English Walnut, Bastogne Walnut, Claro Walnut, Malaysian Blackwood, African Blackwood, Black Ebony, Bois D' Rose (Dalbergia maritima), Panama rosewood, African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii), Silver Oak (Grevillea robusta), Granadillo (Platymiscium sp) For Tops: Adirondack Spruce (Picea Rubens), Carpathian Red Spruce, Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirons)
Warranty: One year against defects in workmanship or materials.
Returns: Guitars with standard dimensions may be returned for a refund (except fund/bank transfer charges and shipping) within seven days after received by the buyer. Guitars must be returned in the same condition as when shipped from us.
Our guitars are competitively priced due to the lower cost of luthier labour in South America.
Prices are in USD (United States Dollars).
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Updated: September 8, 2017