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Antonio Pinto Classical Guitar 1C Open Pore - Spruce


Made in Portugal


  • Level – Student study

  • Scale – 650mm

  • Top – Solid Spruce

  • Neck - Samaguila

  • Back and Sides – Sapelli

  • Varnish - Open pore

  • Machine heads – Silver


The Handcrafted instruments of Antonio Pinto Carvalho made in Portugal enjoy a high reputation for its careful construction and good woods.

The APC 1C is a quality entry level guitar with solid spruce for the top and back and sides made of sapelli. Open pore varnish. It has marker points on frets 3,5 and 7 to get the new guitar student up and running quickly.

  • Made in Portugal, Portuguese Family Business since 1976


António Pinto Carvalho is the mentor and founder of the company. He started learning his craft in 1961, in his grandfather’s workshop.

His luthier skills were passed on to him by his grandfather, which gained that knowledge from the Porto’s 20th century “Ancient school of guitar makers”. After losing his father at the age of 10, Antonio started working in the world of stringed instruments manufacture, and since then he has never stopped.

In 1976 António Pinto de Carvalho founded the company “António Pinto Carvalho” and today, is a craftsman with more than 50 years of experience and one of the most well known Luthiers in Portugal.


With about 50 employees, APC Instruments Musicais is not only the largest Portuguese company in the field, but one of the largest in Europe, producing and distributing a wide variety of instruments throughout the world. 

The company does not forget the touch of each “luthier” on each instrument, making each piece a work of unique beauty and sound.

The symbiosis between the manual art brought from the 19th century and the technology of today is, therefore, the key to the quality and authenticity of each instrument.

Orders typically take 1-3 business days to process and ship. Please note that not all items are held in stock at Crescendo Music's retail store. When items are out of stock, they will be dispatched no more than 10 days after ordering. For urgent orders please contact us first to confirm stock availability.