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The name of the family Julia has been synonymous with Spanish guitars for the last four decades.

Jaime Julia Abad has lead the Manufacturas Alhambra S.L. Guitar Company since 1973 until May 2009. When he joined the Company originally it was the worst guitar company in the whole of Spain with very bad financial problems and producing very poor quality guitars. Over 36 years of very hard work and total dedication he managed to convert Alhambra into Europe’s leading classical guitar manufacturer.

In the last year of his management the Company realized its best financial resultsever both in invoices raised, sales and profit. However, personal disagreements with other Board Members precipitated his dismissal and other family members who also worked in the factory.

Luis Julia was Alhambra’s engineer from 2004 – 2009 and, apart from directing and controlling the production process, he designed all the new models of guitars launched by the Company since 2002, such as ‘Crossover’ series, the professional line, the 8Fp, 4F, Requintos CW, Antifeedback etc, 

He also collaborated with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Valencia Technical University) and the Universidade do Porto (Porto University of Portugal) in investigative projects 

Which resulted in improvements in a series of guitar models. He was also the driving force and computer programmer behind the introduction of numerical control machines.

Lucas Julia and Juan Julia also amassed great experience apart from being luthiers taking over quality control of the Alhambra guitars.

Due to our overall enormous experience in the guitar world we are proud to offer these quality instruments carrying a three year guarantee covering any manufacturing defects.

Paco Castillo