Lester DeVoe

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A Lester DeVoe owned by Ottmar Liebert

Lester DeVoe is an American elite flamenco and classical guitar luthier who designs guitars for Latin music.[1] He has been cited as " among the most in-demand flamenco guitar makers alive today".[2] DeVoe guitars have been owned and played by most of the greatest names in the Latin guitar world, including the late Paco de Lucía and Sabicas, Vicente Amigo, El Viejín, Ottmar Liebert, Amir John Haddad and David Cordoba. Pavel Steidl and Pepe Romero have both played DeVoe classical guitars. Many of the guitars are made from Brazilian Rosewood which give it its soulful tone. DeVoe originally had aspirations of becoming a professional player as he took up playing in the San Francisco Bay Area, but ventured into building guitars instead, influenced by his teacher's 1924 Santos Hernández guitar.[3][4] His first guitar was made using an instruction book.[3]


  1. ^ Frets. GPI Publications. 1988. p. 70. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lester DeVoe". Guitarsalon.com. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1 August 2000). Custom guitars: a complete guide to contemporary handcrafted guitars. String Letter Pub. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-890490-29-4. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lester Devoe". Zavaletas-guitarras.com. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 

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