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Jose Luis Diaz Reyes Guitars
Brent and Toby with Jose Luis, in his workshop
Jose Luis Diaz Reyes is one of Mexico's most respected guitar makers. J.L. built his first guitar in 1953 and continues to produce concert quality instruments to this day. Even after 60 years, he continues to innovate, striving for better sounding instruments.
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In 2014, Jose Luis won first place for his concert guitar in the Feria Nacional de Guitarra Paracho Michoacan Mexico, a coveted prize among luthiers.
Each guitar made by Jose Luis is one-of-a-kind.
Below is a description of each of his instruments that we offer.
Jose Luis - Student Model
  • Full size - 64cm-65cm

  • Big sound, beautiful sweet tone

  • Rings like hell in upper register

Guitars made with:

  • Cedar OR Sitka Spruce top

  • Palo Excrito (Mexican Rosewood) back and sides

  • Rosewood fingerboard

Sitka Spruce top w/ Palo Excrito back and sides
Cedar top w/ Palo Excrito back and sides
Jose Luis - Bird's Eye Maple
  • Full size
  • Smooth, intimate sound
  • This is a real work of art
Guitar is made with:
  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Bird's Eye Maple back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
Jose Luis - Curly Maple
  • Full size
  • Smooth, intimate sound
Guitar is made with:
  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Bird's Eye Maple back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
Jose Luis - 55cm Child's Guitar
  • 1/2 size - 55cm
  • Generally, an appropriate size for children ages 7 to 10 years old
  • Warm, deep tone
Guitar is made with:
  • Cedar top
  • Palo Escrito (Mexican Rosewood) back and sides
  • Comes with a durable Ben Garcia case
Jose Luis - Flaminco Guitars
Checkered Rosewood/Cyprus Flaminco
  • Full size
Guitar is made with:
  • Cedar top, to make the dancers hop
  • Rosewood/Cyprus checkered back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
Cedar/Cyprus Traditional Flaminco
  • Full size
Guitar made with:
  • Cedar top
  • Mexican Cyprus back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard
 

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