Daryl Perry

“I’ve been making classical guitars since 1982. Early in my career I was introduced to the central ideas of the Torres school. I have been working with these ideas ever since, refining my understanding of them and developing the craftsmanship that brings them to life.”

Daryl Perry, Luthier, in his workshop

“The ideas of Torres have formed the foundation for the evolution of the guitar from the 19th century, through the 20th and into the 21st century, as the demands upon the guitar have changed. My development as a guitar maker has been more one of discovery rather than reinvention of the guitar. I make historical reproductions as a way of discovering and inheriting the tradition. My concert guitars are my contribution to its evolution.”

“It is my conviction that there is no substitute for the intimate knowledge of the materials that comes from working by hand with hand tools. This understanding is invaluable in unlocking the musical potential of these materials.”

– Daryl Perry