Elia

... Das angemessene Klangvolumen und die gute Tragfähigkeit, die den modernen Anforderungen gewachsen sind, lassen dieses Instrument auch im Konzertsaal zuhause sein.

Franz Holtmann (Akustik Gitarre 2/2011)

Translation of the quote:

“... The appropriate full-bodied and well-carrying sound meets any modern requirements and even makes the instrument feel at home in a concert hall.”

First Steps into the professional upper class

Due to its abundance of registers this instrument will even challenge the most demanding guitarist. Elia’s adequately full-bodied and well-carrying sound meets modern requirements and makes the instrument at home in any concert hall.

This instrument is named after my first son.

Equipped with tuners by Rubner, with its matte lacquer finish and its modest appearance, this instrument is one of my reasonably priced models and is available from EUR 3,800.
Additional information available upon request.

Crossover 53/17

„Die Zucali Crossover eignet sich für meine elektro-akustischen Performances unvergleichlich gut, denn solch eine naturgetreue Wiedergabe des akustischen Klangs über Pickup-System habe ich bisher nur sehr selten erlebt. Dieses Instrument scheint störende Rückkopplungen nicht zu kennen und gibt alles und mehr bei der Übertragung der perkussiven Klänge. Daniel Zucali hat sich über die verstärkte „Nylon-String“-Gitarre nicht nur Gedanken gemacht - er hat sie stark gemacht!“

Michael "Kosho" Koschorreck
Model
Elia
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Indian Rosewood
Lacquer
Matte
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2017
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
51mm / 61mm

Translation of Quote by Michael "Kosho" Koschorreck:

“The Zucali Crossover is an incomparably fine instrument for my electro-acoustic performances, I have only rarely heard such a faithful reproduction of my natural sound through a pickup system. This instrument doesn't seem to have any disturbing feedback issues, and goes above-and-beyond expectations in the delivery of percussive effects.

Daniel Zucali has done much more than just amplify a nylon-string guitar - he has managed to generally strengthen the instrument.”

 

On this guitar I have incorporated some additional details. It is fitted with a curved fretboard, a bevelled armrest, a monitor soundhole, a maintenance opening and two sound pickup systems. The maintenance opening makes it particularly easy to carry out any repairs, and for instance supports in the precise positioning of the two high-quality microphones (Miniflex7). The second pickup system is a SH 4020 by Shadow. This means you have two jack plugs, three channels (1. both microphones, 2. bass strings, 3. treble strings) and endless possibilities! However, these countless possibilities also require a certain professionalism when mixing the three signals.

Elia 28/11

Model
Elia
Soundboard
Cedar
Back
Indian Rosewood
Shape
Elia small
Lacquer
Matte wax
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2011
Scale
630mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Elia 06

Model
Elia
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Indian Rosewood
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac, neck waxed
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2006
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

This guitar also is one of my prototype instruments. The neck to body transition was built in the “German” construction style.

 

Elia 01

Model
Elia
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Indian Rosewood
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard matte wax
Tuners
Sloan
year of construction
2006
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

After years of being a luthier, it was finally time to develop my own designs from start to finish. Elia 01 and Elia 02 are the first two prototypes from manufactured in the Zucali workshop.

Based on these two instruments I developed todays models Elia and Aline.