Classic

"Daniel has to be one of the most creative luthiers I have met. He always dreams up great designs, and I always look forward to seeing what he has next!"

Scott Tennant

 

It is important for every musician to build up an intimately relationship with their own instrument. Just like a father to his child. This inspired me to name the classical models with the names of my three children - Elia, Aline & Santino.

The guitars of the model series Elia challenge every guitarist with their abundance of registers and are the entry into the professional upper class. The crossover guitars developed from this model series.

The same goes for the Aline series, which is easy to distinguish from the Elia with its raised fingerboard. Its assertiveness fills concert halls with ease to the outermost corners.

And the Santino series surprises with an unexpected sound experience in an extravagant design. On its basis, many multi-stringed guitars and ensemble instruments are produced in a wide variety of pitches.

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.

Aline 52/17

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Spruce lattice
Back
Olive
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Scheller
year of construction
2017
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Aline 51/17

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Chequers tree
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Scheller
year of construction
2017
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

The topic of "species protection" is becoming more and more important from year to year, which affects many musical instruments and ultimately travelling musicians. For this guitar only woods were used, which originate from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, which are not in listed in C.I.T.E.S.

Aline 45/15

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Spruce lattice
Back
Palo Escrito
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2015
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Aline 44/15

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Cedar lattice
Back
Palo Escrito
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2015
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Aline 43/15

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Cedar lattice
Back
Ziricote
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2015
Scale
640mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Aline 42/14

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Cedar lattice
Back
Palo Escrito
Shape
Elia small
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2014
Scale
630mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Aline 32/12

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Brazilian Rosewood (with C.I.T.E.S.)
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Scheller
year of construction
2012
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Click here to watch Simon playing this guitar.

Brazilian rosewood is subject to the species protection guidelines. This instrument has a C.I.T.E.S. Musical Instruments Certificate.

Aline 24/11

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Birdseye maple
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Scheller
year of construction
2011
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

I found this unique piece of Birdseye maple at a sawmill located in the rural area of “Mostviertel” in Austria … unfortunately it was just  enough for this one guitar.

Aline 02/09 left-handed

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Indian Rosewood
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2010
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

Aline 02/09

Model
Aline
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Tiger maple
Lacquer
High gloss, Soundboard shellac
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2009
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
52mm / 62mm

This instrument isequipped with “FABS” (free adjustable bridge system). Thanks to “FABS”, it is possible to adjust the intonation more precisely.