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Perfecto De Castro
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  • Azusa, CA
  • United States
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  • Charles Rathmann
  • Rob Bourassa
  • JJ Haaz
  • John Francis
  • Tony Hogan
  • Jonathan Clark
  • Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars
  • Charles MOkotoff
  • Eric Lambert
  • Sharon Netzley
  • Jason Wolverton
  • Stephen Dick
  • Donna Zitzelberger



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Perfecto De Castro posted videos
Aug 30, 2011
Perfecto De Castro posted an event

Perfecto De Castro Concert in Altadena, CA at Coffee Gallery Backstage

February 19, 2010 from 8pm to 11pm
The Coffee Gallery Backstage presents Perfecto De Castro performing music from his CDs "A Journey through 10 Strings" and "Caparison".For more info, visit$15 ADMISSION, RSVPSee More
Feb 8, 2010
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Perfecto De Castro's video

10-string guitar lesson: Guitar Positioning

"It's a very clear explanation, and I think most of the tips are valid for 6-string guitars, too. And some principles even apply for Portuguese guitars, that have a different shape, and weight distribution. I will try to bear them in mind.…"
Dec 1, 2009
Perfecto De Castro posted a video

PERFECTO DE CASTRO: 10-string guitar and Digital Delay Improvisation

Improvisation based on a Dotted 8th note delay rhythm. GEAR: - 2009 Greg Brandt 10 string guitar - DiMarzio Acoustic Model soundboard transducer - Daedalus C-81 combo cabinet - Rane AP13 preamp - Lexicon MPX 500 multi-effects - Hafler power…
Nov 22, 2009
Perfecto De Castro commented on Perfecto De Castro's video

10-string Guitarist Perfecto De Castro performs Antonio Molina's "Hatinggabi"

"Yes, I like the arrangement as it is on 6 string so I didn't tweak it to add lower notes. Thanks for watching!"
Nov 13, 2009
Donna Zitzelberger replied to Perfecto De Castro's discussion New Video up on YouTube: live concert footage in the group Classical Cognoscenti
"That was a beautiful piece. I'm thinking it would sound great on a steel string as well. Do you have the music published for it? It seems like the girls were very inspired by your playing. Thanks for sharing the vid!"
Sep 9, 2009
Perfecto De Castro replied to Perfecto De Castro's discussion My boys' guitar practice in the group Teachers
"DeCasTRIO? LOL!!! Thanks for watching, guys!"
Sep 1, 2009
Donna Zitzelberger replied to Perfecto De Castro's discussion My boys' guitar practice in the group Teachers
"Love it! Makes me think you may have a "de Castro Trio" someday!!"
Aug 31, 2009

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1973 Jose Ramirez Ten String 1A
2009 Wendler PDC Custom 7-string
62RI MIJ Fender Strat
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Classical, Flamenco, Rock, Blues
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe


Hailed as one of the best Filipino guitarists, Perfecto De Castro now takes his career to the World Stage, enrapturing audiences with his adventurous programming of multi-cultural music.

“One of the best guitarists we have today”
- Josefino Chino Toledo, Filipino Composer-Conductor

A graduate of the PWU School of Music, Perfecto studied with one of the Philippines’ best guitar pedagogues, Maestro Jose Valdez, and has since augmented his guitar studies through lessons and masterclasses taught by some of the world’s best guitarists and teachers: Angelito Agcaoili, Michael Dadap, Paul Galbraith, Tilman Hoppstock, Scott Kritzer, Jonathan Leathwood, Janet Marlow, Jorge Orozco and James Smith.

Perfecto's latest solo 10 String Guitar CD, “A Journey through Ten Strings", has been well-received by listeners and critics alike, with positive reviews from, and UK"s Classical Guitar Magazine.

“De Castro plays with elegance, sensitivity, tonal clarity and finesse”
- Julia Crowe, Classical Guitar Magazine

"Perhaps it is not the unique guitar that makes these songs so powerful, but the way that the artist performs them. Perfecto takes a distinctly Filipino approach to many of these compositions. The feeling, pace, and embellishments in these songs demonstrates this approach that I have not heard in many other guitarists."
- Guitarra Magazine

"For any classical guitarists looking to explore some new music, look no further than this recording" - Timothy Smith,

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New CD "CAPARISON" Now available!

I'm happy to announce the release of my 2nd solo 10-string guitar CD, "CAPARISON". It is now available on the MERCHANDISE page of my website and will be up on CDBaby and iTunes soon.

Listen to the track previews on my AG Club page's Music… Continue

Posted on July 12, 2009 at 7:52pm


Production is winding down on my next CD release which I decided to call "CAPARISON". As soon as the graphics are finalized, I'll be shipping it off to the replicators.

Here are the track titles:

01 Prelude BWV 1012 - Johann Sebastian Bach

02 Sarabande BWV 1012 -Johann Sebastian Bach

03 Danza Paraguaya - Agustin Pio Barrios

04 Don Perez Freire - Agustin Pio Barrios

05 Vals #4 op 8 - Agustin Pio Barrios

06 Largo from New World Symphony -… Continue

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 5:30pm

CD Review: "Autumn Elegy" by Charles Mokotoff

“Autumn Elegy”

Artist: Charles Mokotoff

Year: 2008

Imagine a time when Classical Guitar was flourishing: Segovia was still touring and giving concerts, Classical Guitar stars like Michael Lorimer, Christopher Parkening and Leo Brouwer were hosting 2 week-long (sometimes longer) masterclasses, the up and coming players were pushing the boundaries of technique and repertoire launching from the foundation that Segovia built. Charles Mokotoff was right in the… Continue

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 2:11am

CD Review: "Genteel" Giacomo Fiore


Artist: Giacomo Fiore

Year: 2009

I met Giacomo Fiore in 2008 at a house concert I gave at luthier Alan Perlman’s San Francisco home. Several years prior to that meeting we’ve been exchanging views and opinions on Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Classical Corner online forum. In all counts, the tall and lanky Genovese comes across as a warm, personable and easily likable guy: and these descriptors are easily applied to his wonderful guitar playing as…


Posted on March 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment Interview

I was interviewed by Christopher Davis for his popular Classical Guitar BLOG last week and now the exchange is up for everyone to read:



Posted on January 28, 2009 at 11:12am

Comment Wall (9 comments)

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At 4:56am on July 13, 2009, Tony Hogan said…
I had a listen to your music, nice warm sounds
At 8:27pm on March 5, 2009, Sharon Netzley said…
Hey, Perf! Thanks!
At 2:41pm on February 26, 2009, Juanito Heldmann said…
hola Perfecto,
gracias por la amistad
saludos desde Alemania
At 9:33am on February 11, 2009, Jason Wolverton said…
Nice to see a fellow Delcamper. Always enjoy your playing. All these social networking sites are getting confusing... Facebook, Myspace, Delcamp, now Acoustic Guitar.... My head is spinning.
At 6:25pm on February 5, 2009, Steve Kline said…
Wow. I have a hard enough time with my 6 & 12 string. That fretboard is enormous. Beautiful music.
At 2:21pm on January 31, 2009, Donna Zitzelberger said…
Hi Perf!

Thanks for the welcome comment!

At 5:06pm on January 25, 2009, Jeff Findl said…
Hi Perf. It was wonderful listening to your guitar playing at the 2009 Association of Fingerstyle Guitarist Annual Festival at Santa Ana College. That 10-string Jose Ramirez sounded sweet. Thanks for noticing that I just (and I mean "just") signed up for the Acoustic Guitar artist website. Take care, Jeff Findl
At 8:13pm on December 23, 2008, Hank Easterling said…
Got it. Thanks so much!
At 7:12pm on December 23, 2008, Hank Easterling said…
A few years ago, you posted a video clip ("Perf Solea") on the Classical Corner. I've lost my copy. Do you still have the clip?

Thanks for your time.


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