Juan Hernández Iranzo was born in Turis (Valencia) Spain in the late 1940’s. He began learning guitar-making in the Francisco Esteve workshop at age 15. There he became an “oficial” (a certified guitarmaker) and later he became production manager of the Esteve workshop. For many years he has been involved with the construction of the deluxe models made at Esteve. Now, along with the assistance of 3 artisans, he is proud to offer a limited number of fine guitars under his own label made of very good woods and constructed with care and expertise.
Juan Hernández is a well-respected Valencian luthier and this range of guitars made by him and four assistants are very good. Over a number of guitar buying trips I have visited the workshop of Juan Hernández and placed quite a few orders and each time I have been impressed with the growing line up. All of Juan Hernández guitars feature only solid woods since like the best Spanish makers he believes that only the best solid woods should be used. www.guitarrasjuanhernandez.com
Estudio - Solid cedar soundboard, Solid African Mongoy (also known as Ovankol) back and sides, ebony fingerboard, real bone nut and saddle, deluxe tuners.
Profesor (Cedar/Spruce) with solid cedar soundboard, solid Indian Rosewood, ebony fingerboard, real bone nut and saddle, fine wood purfling face and back, deluxe tuners.
Concierto (Cedar/Spruce) (signed) from Juan Hernandez. Solid cedar soundboard, Solid Indian Rosewood, ebony fingerboard, deluxe purfling, deluxe rosette, real bone nut and saddle.
Luthier (Lattice) Indian Rosewood, world class concert guitar, French polished, featuring lattice bracing but with Spanish tone, warmth and superb projection, resolution and balance across the strings
Maestro Especial (Double top). The top models of the range featuring double top construction (nomex) with elevated fingerboard. Solid Spruce soundboard, solid Amazonian Rosewood (Dalbergia Spruceana), shellac (French Polished) soundboard, ebony fingerboard, hand engraved Fustero tuners.
Maestro Especial Flamenca (Double top). The top models of the range featuring double top construction (nomex) with elevated fingerboard. Solid Spruce soundboard, solid Amazonian Rosewood (Dalbergia Spruceana), shellac (French Polished) soundboard, ebony fingerboard, hand engraved Fustero tuners.