FAQ

Why Raimundo Guitars?

About CITES

Guitars 100% made in Spain

We are the only company that builds guitars with Spanish Certificate of Origin, granted by an independent and objective entity that verifies that our guitars are built entirely in Spain.

Spanish Traditional System

Our methodology is based on the Traditional Spanish System that ensures the highest quality standards in our guitars. Here you can get more information about this system.

Artisans

At Guitarras Raimundo we have been making handcrafted guitars since 1968. More than 50 years of experience.

Dedication

All the woods are carefully selected by Manuel and Victor Raimundo to guarantee the best acoustic and aesthetic properties.

Environment

We are committed to the environment, so all our woods respect the CITES regulations of international regulation of flora and fauna.

Design

Our guitars are made with our own designs and with original and exclusive varetajes. We are continuously innovating and looking for new woods and innovative designs.

Wide catalogue

Our catalogue is one of the largest in the market; it includes classical guitars, flamenco guitars, cut-away guitars, acoustic guitars, plectrum instruments and other instruments. Here you can see our entire catalogue.

Guitar customization

If you want a unique guitar, Guitarras Raimundo personalizes your guitar to make it unique and exclusive for you. Contact us to solve your doubts.

How does CITES affect my orders?

Measures to protect more than 250 species adopted at the recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have far-reaching implications for international shipments of musical instruments containing these woods.

CITES delegates at the September 2016 Conference of the Parties in South Africa chose to extend the protection afforded to them. The extended list comes with an annotation that makes the protection applicable not only to logs and sawn timber, but also to what is called “all parts and derivatives,” meaning finished products such as our musical instruments.

National and European Union shipments do not require a special permit, however, on sales invoices we always reflect the CITES number that our suppliers have assigned to the woods with which we make our guitars. In this way, the wood can always be tracked. The only model in our catalogue that does not have to pass the CITES controls as it does not have any protected wood is the Model 50th Anniversary Limited Edition.

Included Species

As of January 2, 2017, the new CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulation comes into force, requiring all manufacturers and retailers of musical instruments containing one or more of the species listed below to obtain a permit from the corresponding government regulatory agency to export one or more instruments outside the country; in Spain it is SOIVRE (Official Service for Inspection, Surveillance and Regulation of Exports).

The new species included are: Palo Santo of India and Sonokeling (Dalbergia Latifolia) Palo Santo of Madagascar (Dalbergia Baronii), Cocobolo (Dalbergia Retusa) and Bubinga (Guibourtia Demeusei).