About Us

NachoGuitars:

Look, feel and tone of the early solidbody electric guitars from the 1950s.

We are passionale about vintage guitars. We love the way they look, feel and sound. We work hard to achieve these qualities on newly built instruments.

We apply old school techniques to make every guitar feel like an old friend, different and unique.

Our finishing and aging processes are meant to make a guitar feel like a vintage workhorse that’s been played every day for over 60 years.

All materials are selected according to vintage specs and they are meticulously treated to replicate the passing of time.

They say God lives in the details.

We believe it only takes a few details to set apart an outstanding instrument from a correct one, and we strive to get those details right.

Testimonials

Nacho, Thank you for sending the latest batch of your guitars!
I want to tell you about #3245 that I purchased from you about 3 years ago. Understand that I own 4 other Fender Telecaster / Esquire guitars from 1953 to 1963. Of all of these guitars, my 38-year-old son picks up your Blackguard Telecaster every time….he loves it! He told me “Papa, don’t ever sell the Nacho Blackguard Tele!” That is a testimony to the guitars you build. He will inherit your guitar, no question!. Thank you again for a superlative guitar!

Ryan Phelps​

I don’t know how you do it but it’s absolutely amazing.

It would be impossible for there to have ever been a guitar built that sounds better than this one. I don’t know how you do it but it’s absolutely amazing. Sounding, feeling and looking. Thank you so much for everything I couldn’t be happier.

Mike Miranda

I have a few vintage blackguards but find myself playing your guitars all the time.

My Nachoguitar Roseanne #1966 is unbelievably close in playing and sounding to my original November 1951. I have a few vintage blackguards but find myself playing your guitars all the time. Your work is amazing!

Tom Choate

 I can honestly say that this will be the one & only Tele that I’ll ever need.

As a player for over 30+ years, I’ve never had a draw for the Telecaster. Well, that all changed after a discussion with Dave Wilson `{`ToneQuest Report`}` about Nacho’s guitars. I can honestly say that this will be the one & only Tele that I’ll ever need. Details, look, feel and, oh those sounds just cover all the bases `{`rock, jazz, blues & americana for me`}`. «Emmylou« is the sweetest ’52’ Blackguard that I never knew I was missing. Way to go, Nacho…….You Rock!!

Rick Simcox & The ToneQuesters​

“NOTHING ON THIS PLANET CAN COMPARE TO NACHO’S AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS. NOTHING.”

David Wilson, editor of TQR

Nacho you have a little bit of Clarence Leo Fender, Tadeo Gomez, & the rest of the original crew flowing through your veins.

I own two Nachoguitars Meryl and Paula. There is a nice difference in sound & feel between them. Meryl is a featherweight. I love the matched pickups and the middle «out of phase« position is incredible. I played Meryl and my ’53 Esquire in the bridge position and my friends couldn’t tell which was the vintage guitar. Paula is a little more refined in sound until you crank her up. In the lead position she sounds like Keith Richards playing «Respectable«. She blows me away. I love them both.  The level of detail is amazing. Keep up the great work so the world can play & hear the sound of the Blackguard for another 65 years! Best regards.

Tommy B.

I have really developed a special relationship with your guitars

Everyone thinks they are an expert….and maybe they do know but for me, it’s all about feel……i don’t get into the minutia…I’ve got no time for that……some guys get into tubes and caps and this and that…to me, it’s all about feel that can change depending on the day, mood, venue etc….i have really developed a special relationship with your guitars…they are dependable which is really important to me…i know if I stretch out a bit, they will be there for me and in an odd way, encourage me to take chances…very few guitars in my life have allowed me to do that on a consistent basis……

J. Schwartz

After nearly 30 years of searching for my *perfect* Telecaster I have found what I was looking for and I found even more. 

I don’t know how many Teles I played (after 16 years of working in different guitar shops) but none of them had the look, feel, twang and mojo like Lucky No. 0007. I play more than 200 gigs a year and the Nachocaster makes everything easy. The neck shape is just perfect and makes even 3 hours gigs comfortable to play. Lucky No. 0007 is a piece of art and became my No. 1 workhorse in nearly no time. Thank you Nacho for making those wonderful guitars with love and passion.

Boogie Augustin

Our Guitars

We are already working on the next batch and we are also taking reservations/pre-orders, so please contact us if you’d like to have a guitar made to your preferred specs.

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Look, feel and tone of the early solidbody electric guitars from the 1950s.

Where to find us

Please note our guitars are offered online and this is a first serve first come deal. If you would like to buy any guitar offered in this site, please email us asap at info@nachoguitars.com.