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Our compromise: quality above all. The materials, the dealing with clients, the after-sale service… You’ll never be disappointed.
Every guitar I make is a new challenge, even if it is a veteran model.
Yes, archtop guitars are not cheap, but my prices will surprise you.
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Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival
I’ll be there! September 9-11 in Arvada, Colorado (USA)
First Siracusa 16E (and another Siracusa 16R)
I have just finished two guitars, the “R” and “E” versions of my Siracusa model. I have worked hard on every single step, in a process that has taken months, changing my methods and making significant improvements for many parts in terms of mass, robustness, reliability, etc. Read more about First Siracusa 16E (and another Siracusa 16R)
This model adds a piezo to the Berlin II model, much as the Berlin IV, but making control much easier thanks to its master volume.
Manuals for My Archtops Without F-Holes
My archtops without f-holes (the different versions of the Berlín and Siracusa models) are the ones that I build more these days. These manuals will give you an idea of their characteristics.
A few months ago a client asked me for some way to cover the soundhole on the guitar that I was making for him. I didn’t want an ugly piece just to skirt the issue, I wanted to make a beautiful piece that also worked well. Read more about Antifeedback Plugs
Pickups for Siracusa Guitars
Recently I had to modify the pickups that I use for my Siracusa guitars. They had three terminals, and I wanted to add a fourth, which I will use for a really interesting variation that I’ll explain soon. I thought that I could take a few photographs and explain how crazy it is to do Read more about Pickups for Siracusa Guitars[…]
I can’t sit still!
Not long ago, in my last post here, I explained how I had modified the design of the pickguard in my Siracusa 16R model so that it had a master volume control. There I wrote:
Throwing away a design and a complex component does not make anybody feel good, but this other design is so stuffed with great ideas that I feel happy after all. Right now I can’t find anything that I dislike (we’ll see in a few weeks…)
And, as expected, I found something that I didn’t like. Read more about I can’t sit still!
Siracusa 16R—Things to Come + The Things Are Here
I have been making guitars with piezo sensors integrated inside the bridge, that I make myself from piezo plates. I am not going to talk about that now (I’ll do it), but about a particular design, that I call “Siracusa 16R”, that I have been working on.
Read more about Siracusa 16R—Things to Come + The Things Are Here
I finished this guitar a few days ago. It has 17 inches, and it was going to be acoustic, but a pickup was added later.
Not long ago I designed a pickguard for my Siracusa model with new pots of long rotational life, explained here. Not much later I did the same for the tailpiece of my Berlin II guitars, here. A couple of months ago it was the turn of the Siracusa 16 tailpiece. Read more about More potentiometers…
A New Side Lining Technique
Note (January 2021): This content was published (with some modifications) in issue #141 of the prestigious magazine American Lutherie.
Some of my guitars are very light. On these, I must refine my building techniques to guarantee that they have a long life without problems. Recently, I devised a new technique for making the side lining of these instruments that will make them stronger. I liked it so much that I’ll use it for all my models. To my knowledge, no one has done this before, so I am happy to share it with the guitar making community!
Siracusa 16: 100% Acoustic, 100% Electric
The Siracusa 16 is the new addition to the Siracusa concept family, this one with a larger soundbox. Far from being a catch phrase, this guitar is 100% acoustic, 100% electric!
Read more about Siracusa 16: 100% Acoustic, 100% Electric
New Model: Siracusa!
Almost a year ago I began to consider the idea of adding a neck pickup to my Berlin-II model. Read more about New Model: Siracusa!
New Seven-string Guitar… with a New Bridge
I just delivered this seven-string guitar, based on my Berlin-II model. At first glance both look similar, but there are important differences.
Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid!
Guitarras Jaén will exhibit at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid, October 13 and 14.
More Berlin II guitars
I have two more guitars of this model, one of them already finished. Read more about More Berlin II guitars
New Peghead design for my Berlin-II guitars
My latest guitars of this model have a new peghead design, shorter and lighter. Read more about New Peghead design for my Berlin-II guitars
My new model Berlin-II!
New spin-off from the Berlin model
I am working on a project that I had on the back burner since long ago. It is a guitar based on my Berlin model, but simplified in several details: a single soundhole, conventional top/back (instead of “double”, with Nomex honeycomb cores) and bracing. Read more about New spin-off from the Berlin model