Ever since I can remember, it was always a special experience to see my uncle.  Since the mid 60s, he lived in Brazil and would always bring handmade trinkets with him when he came back to the States to visit.  Right out of college, I had the opportunity to go visit him in Brazil.  It was then that I realized how deeply rooted in music the Brazilian culture was.  Every night when we went out, all the restaurants had live music.  Even the public parks normally had musicians performing in it.  While in Sao Paulo, I visited a street that had luthiers up and down this block.  The work these luthier’s were doing was amazing, especially considering the tools they had to work with.  Most people here in the USA don’t realize the long and established guitar making community that is in Brazil.  When I was introduced to Tagima guitars, I instantly saw the great fit and finish I had come to see in the Brazilian made guitars.  

“The reunion between Tagima and Marutec happened in 1996. Tagima was already a well-known brand at the time in the musician’s underground culture and Marutec was also an important company of musical equipments and electronics importation known for its strength and rapid growth. Anticipating huge success, Marutec Music committed itself into bring a new personality to the Tagima brand with an extensive new factory with products and expanded areas to meet the growing market demands.” …read more about a história de Tagima.