Óscar Cardoso

Guitar Luthier


Born in 1960, Óscar Cardoso started devoting himself to guitar-making and repairing 35 years ago. Óscar learned the art from his father, who was also a luthier. When he reached adulthood, he joined the Scuola Internationale de Liuteria de Cremona as a scholar from the Secretary of State of Culture, with the goal of tightening up skills and techniques that his progenitor had taught him. His search for a unique, Nature-inspired sound, made him create the acclaimed backless guitars. Óscar’s creations have been played by the hands of some of the most renowned Portuguese guitar artists and exhibited at the Museu do Fado, in Lisbon.