Taking inspiration from automotive design from the 1950’s & 60’s, along with old school guitar classic designers, Diego Vila builds unique instruments which seem to have been discovered in an old and forgotten chest, and which make you wonder if they are new instruments or if you have seen them before, but cannot remember where.
He makes them combining the most traditional handbuilding methods, with cutting-edge technology; classic design with innovations and contemporary developments.
Born in Buenos Aires, he has now lived and worked in Madrid for 20 years. Through his work, Diego conveys his passion for the instrument, his particular aesthetic vision and the technical rigor he has learned for several mentors over time.
Being part of Holy Grail Guitar Show gives me the opportunity to show my work amongst the most amazing instrument-building community one can find.