It’s no secret that Caffé Etc. sells Teye guitars. The incredible craftsmanship behind these items makes these beauties some of the most beloved guitars among artists who take their music seriously.
According to the official Teye Guitars website, these items are not manufactured out of sheer desire to sell out like so many other brands, they are made to inspire:
“Teye™ guitars are hand made in Austin, Texas to inspire you with great tone and playability. All series are made from scratch in Teye’s workshop featuring the same construction, wood, tuners, and all guitars come with the Teye™-shaped pickup rings, and with a Teye™-bridge and -tailpiece.”
Teye, a Dutch guitar player known for his flamenco-style work is also the man behind these guitars. In the 60s, Teye learned to play the guitar, which provided him with a world of possibilities. After moving back and forth between home and England, Teye went back to the Netherlands where he found himself playing in several rock and roll bands before learning classical guitar.
In the 1980s, Teye moved to Andalusia where he had the opportunity to play flamenco with some of the greatest in classical Spanish music. In time, Teye would not only be a great name in music himself, he would also develop a guitar building technique of his own.
In the 1990s, Teye moved to Texas where he started his shop. The passion for music and for Andalusia continues to live in Austin where Teye produces the musical gems appreciated by so many of the greats.
That’s the story behind the guitars we sell at Caffé Etc.
Are you curious to know more? Stop by and we’ll let you play a tune or two!