10 Jun, 2019 @ 14:37
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Will Smith receives handmade guitar ‘specially customised’ for the actor by Costa Blanca family-run business

WILL Smith has been gifted a Spanish guitar handbuilt on the Costa Blanca while the actor appeared on Spanish television.

The Hollywood star was offered the gift by TV presenter Pablo Motos last month during an episode of El Hormiguero, which sees Motos interview celebrities in front of a live audience.

The instrument itself was handmade by the late owner of Guitarras Bros, based in Gata de Gorgos in the Marina Alta.

“The guitar was one of the last that our father crafted,” said Adam Broseta, one of three brothers who inherited the family business from their late father Fransisco.

“He customised it for Will Smith, who was his favourite actor.

“Our father died in January 2017, and that Christmas he had just finished the guitar.”

Guitarras Bros was set up by Adam’s grandparents in 1974, under the ethos that each instrument should be unique to its owner.

“The wood that he used can no longer be bought,” said Adam, referring to the Mexican ziricote wood and Honduran cedar wood, which were aged for 100 years before manufacture.

Pablo Motos has given guitars from Guitarras Bros to Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Jeremy Irons, Ed Sheeran and Carla Bruni.

Amy Winehouse reportedly composed the songs of her five-Grammy winning album Back to Black with a guitar bought one summer in Gata de Gorgos.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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