Sergio Valverde Castillo has a wide experience with wood, he learned cabinet making and carpentry in a professional school in Adra (Almería) in 1998, since then he has always been involved in
general carpentry, and making all kind of cabinets, wardrobes, inlay and artistic works, he set up his own workshop in Mecina Bombarón - La Alpujarra (Granada) in 2002.
Due to his love for music and musical instruments, in 2014 he decided to change his professional life, and dedicate his knowledge and skills with wood to make guitars and other stringed
instruments, such as the Spanish Lute and the Bandurria.
Afterwards, Sergio enlarged and enriched his knowledge with master Jesús Bellido and
his family. It happened thanks to Sergio´s music teacher Sixto A. Moreno, who lead a folk band in Granada called "Lombarda Folk" (really interesting musicians).
Jesús Bellido and his family have always been very generous and kind with Sergio, they tough him everything he knows about the Spanish lute and bandurria, permitting him to use their original
templates and molds. Nowadays they remain his source of information for all questions related to his daily guitar work.