It was my vocation as a photographer and my passion for the classical guitar that inspired me to create, three years ago now, our magazine. I wanted it to be a magazine of elegance, one that would pay tribute to guitar-makers, as well as to the history of the instrument and its cultural milieu. The very first issue of Orfeo came out in February 2103 and was only ever intended to appear as an Internet magazine, available for free so as to ensure easy access for aficionados everywhere.

The compliments and, in particular, the numerous requests that poured in have led me to envisage a printed version of the magazine, since many readers of Orfeo lament the difficulties involved with reading it on a screen, slow download speeds sometimes hindering access to the pages, and the fact that it cannot be enjoyed anywhere, anytime, unless the reader is in front of a computer or tablet.

So now you have the possibility to order a book, encompassing the first five editions of Orfeo Magazine, which will be available, from now on, in two different formats: a free digital version on the Internet; and also in hard copy.

Many thanks for all your encouragement.   

Alberto Martinez


“If you delve deeply enough into something, you’ll end up staying there”

Jean Cocteau

Orfeo magazine #2
Autumn 2013

This edition of Orfeo is entirely dedicated to Daniel Friederich, France living legend of lutherie.
And for the French-speakers  among you, there is a also a  downloadable supplement.

Orfeo magazine #1
Winter 2013

This inaugural edition

is centred on two families from Barcelona: the Fustero family, manufacturers of machine heads; and the Simplicio family, luthiers, and their connection with the “Modernista“ movement.

Orfeo magazine #3
Spring 2014


-The Contreras legacy

- Western redcedar

- Marcelino López Nieto

Orfeo magazine #4
Autumn 2014


- Baroque Bavaria

- Hauser, Blöchinger, Ober

- Mittenwald Museum

Orfeo magazine #5
Spring 2015


- José Luis Romanillos

luthier, teacher, researcher

and collector

- The Mosque of Córdoba

Orfeo 1 - 5

The first five editions of Orfeo encompassed in a book.
Format : 24 x 30 cm,
320 full colour pages.
Click here to order

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the magazines

Orfeo magazine #6
Autumn 2015

  1. -Andrea Tacchi

  2. -Lorenzo Frignani

  3. -Luigi Locatto

  4. -Luca Waldner

  5. -Cremona

  6. -Nicolò Alessi

Orfeo magazine #7
Spring 2016

  1. -Dominique Field

  2. -Olivier Fanton d'Andon

  3. -Jean-Noël Rohé

  4. -Thomas Norwood

  5. -Montmartre