In September of 1992 ARTIMÚSICA Instrumentos Musicais, Lda. was officially established, being distinguished from other companies by its artisanal work.
The main luthiers, Manuel and José Carvalho, learned the traditional craft from their grandfather, the Master Joaquim José Machado –
an important reference in the history of Portuguese chordophones.
At Casa da Guitarra you can find cavaquinhos, Portuguese guitars and steel-stringed guitars, among other instruments, made by Artimúsica.