Andy Manson

“Cândido came to visit me at my workshop some years ago, since when we have become good friends.I have observed his enthusiastic journey into guitar building with interest and, I have to say, admiration. It is no easy route, his dedication has rewarded him. I consider his work to be of a good professional standard, the instruments are indeed attractive, capturing the essence of americana in the three appropriate areas, looks feel and sound. Cândido’s knowledge of traditional materials and methodology and of the current applicable technology is sound, equal to his love of the instruments and the music. I recommend musicians to experience the work of this up and coming luthier in Coimbra.”