I have been making fretted stringed instruments--mostly guitars--by hand, and of unexcelled quality, for almost three decades. Please select among the links below to find out more about my career, my work, and how to obtain a Cumpiano guitar.
gallery of Cumpiano steel-string guitars
Every instrument different, every one designed to meet a player's requirements ... and thus, every one cherished!
gallery of Cumpiano classic guitars
My intention is to work within the traditional continuum ... innovatively
of traditional Latin-American and Caribbean string instruments
William is Puerto Rican -- his love for his heritage is displayed in his cuatros, treses, tiples and requintos
of special projects and other instruments by William R. Cumpiano
Ergonomic wedge designs, a patented carbon fibre laminate soundboard -- recipes for the new millennium
experience and credentials
A thirty-year love affair with these small, singing wooden boxes
How to commission/ purchase a Cumpiano
I'll build one for you -- or I may have one ready-made that's right for you!