All wood or Hybrid Lattice, Double Top and Traditional Concert Classical Guitars.

Jose Marques  Guitars are a unique blend combining traditional sound quality with modern innovations .

They are made with exceptional sound, playability, and aesthetics, for the most  classical guitarists. 


 Now for far clients that haven't  the chance to came to my workshop we can chat with zoom , choose woods etc, even listen and choose a available guitar .




José Marques was born in Portugal.


From an early age he  became interested in the music of the guitar and other string instruments.

However, as it was necessary for many in Portugal at that time, at age of 14 José began his career as a carpenter,

which he continued for many years with success, gaining much experience and skill in this field.


While living in Alentejo, Portugal, Jose was fortunate to be introduced to a traditional string instrument Luthier, Daniel Luz, and soon found the happiness of being able to learn the art of guitar making. José apprenticed for two years with Daniel Luz and was taught the art of building Portuguese Guitar, Viola Campaniça, Ukulele, classical guitar and several other instruments. All being built by hand.


After this learning time with Mr. Daniel Luz, José made a decision to increase his knowledge and understanding of various world established and respected Luthiers of past and present, learning their techniques and more about materials, etc. 

At this time he decided to move to the UK where he lived for about 5 year.

After this time  living in the UK in Bury St Edmunds – Suffolk José moved to Portugal again, to a town called Cortiçois not far from Lisbon airport and continues to build his concert guitars. José's main influences are:


Antonio de Torres, Jose Romanillos, Hermann Hauser,  Daniel Friederich, Dominique Field, Matthias Dammann.





You can listen some of the instruments in "videos"


If you would like to try my guitars, buy or know more about me please contact:


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+351 960 376 361




Cortiçois, Benfica do Ribatejo