Introducing | Castedosa Guitars

Handmade guitars by Carlos Lopez, former Master Builder from Fender Custom Shop

The Chicago Music Exchange is proud to be one of only a handful of musical instrument retailers worldwide to be brought into the highly exclusive Castedosa Guitars family of dealers! Founded by Carlos Lopez, a former Master Builder and 16-year veteran of Fender’s Custom Shop, Castedosa is more than just a guitar company—it’s a family affair.

Built by hand in Riverside, California, the brand’s namesake was coined by Carlos’ wife, Stephanie, combining the first few letters from the names of the husband-and-wife duo, as well as the names of their children, Dorian and Savannah. And, in addition to contributing the brand name, Stephanie also serves as the company’s Master Pickup Winder for all Castedosa handmade pickups. 

“The last couple years have given me a chance to reflect on my own life,” Lopez said. “Time is short. Life is precious. Do what you feel led to do. To be artistic and involve my wife at the same time—and possibly involve my children—that has been the motivation to branch out on my own.” 

Following wherever his passion leads, Carlos Lopez chose to make a baritone for his first model in the Castedosa guitar line. He named it the Conchers Baritone in honor of his late grandfather (nicknamed “Conchers”), who served as a model for the kind of family-oriented man the guitar-builder, himself, has become. “He meant a lot to me,” Lopez said, “and I wanted to continue his legacy, and to tell his story through my guitars.” 

Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic
Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic

Castedosa Conchers Baritone Aged Lake Placid Blue Relic

$7,000.00
The Conchers Baritone features a contoured alder body, a quarter-sawn roasted maple neck with a 27”-scale rosewood fretboard, block inlays, white neck binding, and Kluson tuners. The Conchers Baritone comes equipped with hand-wound, custom Castedosa TS Mini-Humbucker pickups. 

Model: Conchers Baritone
Builder: Carlos Lopez
Serial Number: 005
Relic Level: Light Relic
Weight: 8 lbs 7.2 oz

Body Material: Alder
Body Contours: Arm and Belly
Color: Light Aged Lake Placid Blue
Undercoat: Lacquer

Neck Material: Quarter Sawn Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Tint: Dark Mole Tint
Number of Frets: 21
Truss Rod: Double
Tuning Machines: Kluson Cream Button
Head Thickness: .600
Frets: Jescar Medium Jumbo
Fingerboard Inlays: Block
Scale Length: 27"
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Nut Width: 1.725"
Butt Width: 2.270"
Neck Shape: Large "C"
Neck Dimensions: .920-.930
Neck Binding: White
Nut Material: Bone
Side Dots: Black

Hardware Color: Nickel/Chrome
Hardware Aging: Aged
Neck Pickup: TS Mini Humbucker
Middle Pickup: TS Mini Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: TS Mini Humbucker
Factory String Gauge: .013-.062
Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Selector
Switching: Switchcraft 3-Way Selector
Bridge: Mastery Vibrato
Pickguard: Tortoise Half Guard
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The Conchers Baritone features a contoured alder body, a quarter-sawn roasted maple neck with a 27”-scale rosewood fretboard, block inlays, white neck binding, and Kluson tuners. Available in solid, transparent and burst colors, with optional light to medium relic finishing, the Conchers Baritone comes equipped with hand-wound, custom Castedosa Pickups—options include TS Mini-Humbucker pickups, full-size PAF Humbuckers, or P90s—or, Curtis Novak Gold Foil pickups. 

While Castedosa Guitars have already caught the attention of musicians and guitar makers, CME is one of the few dealers internationally where guitar players can get their hands on one! Come visit to talk about the Conchers Baritone, and what the next creative evolution by a renowned guitar builder is like!

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