The workshop is situated in Nigüelas, a Beautiful Andalusian white village at the edge of the Sierra Nevada. When I first arrived in the area, looking for a place to settle a workshop I was truly amazed by the beautiful surrounding as well as the convenient geographical situation. Granada city is merely twenty minutes away and the Costa Tropical is almost just as close by.
It’s a beatiful house, built in 1945, at the edge of the village, where the workshop came to be. Over the course of a few years we have been restoring the house and making it adequate for to install a beautiful workshop with the right amount of space, controlled humidity level and temparature. In the meantime the workshop was in a shopspace in the neighbouring village Dúrcal. By June 2019 we officially opened shop and since then have been making many instruments in it.
If you are interested in paying a visit to the workshop, please call or send an email in advance.
The entire creative process of the guitars happens right here in the workshop. From cutting rough stock, thicknessing the woods with precision, carving the neck, designing and making the marquetry and other decorational features, building the guitar up from the Solera, the sanding process, French polishing, stringing up and playing the first notes.
A stable humidity level is paramount in the construction of musical instruments, escpecially guitars. We try to keep it at approximately 45 % at all times. without this stable humidity level the guitar will probably suffer cracks and other defects during it’s construction and more importantly in it’s life outside the workshop, wherever it would be.