Julio Conde

Today, a tribute to our history, our beginnings, our genes… a tribute to Julio Conde. A very young Julio Conde joined the workshop at Gravina 7. Following his brothers Faustino Conde and Mariano Conde, he became part of the established legend of Guitarras Conde.

Julio, always intellectually curious, initially combined his early guitar-building endeavors with learning at a printing press. He soon left the latter to fully dedicate himself to his passion, the art of guitar construction.

Continuing to surpass himself day by day, seeking perfection in sound with each finished piece, Julio worked under the watchful eye of his aunt Nicolasa after the passing of his uncle Domingo Esteso. Later on, they opened another store at 53 Atocha Street, a branch of Gravina 7. Many masters of the time, close to Julio, passed through there – El Niño Ricardo, Melchor de Marchena, a teenage Paco de Lucía accompanied by his father. They engaged in discussions about guitars and life in general. After these lively talks, when it closed, Julio Conde always headed to Gravina 7, where the brothers discussed and assessed the day’s events.

Julio Conde continued working on Atocha Street after his brothers passed away. Alone, he carried on the legacy, taking the name of Guitarras Conde to every corner of the world. He passed away in 1995, leaving behind a legacy in the history of one of the world’s best guitar-making firms.

 

Un Julio Conde muy joven en los años 40 en el taller de la calle Gravina 7

Un Julio Conde muy joven en los años 40 en el taller de la calle Gravina 7 – A young Julio Conde in the 1940s at the workshop on Gravina Street 7.

Julio Conde en los años 50 en la puerta del taller y tienda de Atocha 53, sucursal de Gravina 7

Julio Conde en los años 50 en la puerta del taller y tienda de Atocha 53, – sucursal de Gravina 7 – Julio Conde in the 1950s at the entrance of the workshop and store at 53 Atocha Street, a branch of Gravina 7.

Artesanía de Guitarras

Un encantador artículo del diario de la època El Alcazar. Entrevista en el año 1974 a los tres Hermanos Conde en Gravina 7. Por Segundo Pastor

Un encantador artículo del diario de la època El Alcazar. Entrevista en el año 1974 a los tres Hermanos Conde en Gravina 7. Por Segundo Pastor
A charming article from the newspaper of the time, El Alcazar. An interview in 1974 with the three Conde brothers at Gravina 7, by Segundo Pastor.

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