The origin of the Spanish Luthier Juan Luis Cayuela started four generations ago, in the person of Juan Luis Cayuela Callejas, born in 1901, this guitarist, born in Andujar (Jaen), who transmitted the passion to his son Javier, born in 1927, who having no money to buy his first guitar, he was encouraged to build one and laying the foundation of this important office. This was way back in 1949 and his teachers were renowned luthiers then, as Miguel Rodriguez, Manuel Reyes and Jose Ramirez. Recently, in February 2012, the City of Andújar, in recognition of a lifetime dedicated to the craftsmanship of the guitar, has honored him with a street in this town.
Later Juan Luis Cayuela Bachiller took over, who began playing the guitar with only seven years old. At age 13 and began to help his father Javier Cayuela in the workshop building guitars while studying at the Conservatory of Music in Cordoba and later, perfecting his studies at the Conservatory of Music Manuel Castillo in Seville, having performed various concerts and winning several awards, playing in theaters as Lope de Vega in Seville.
Since then he has not stopped researching on guitar, putting into practice all teaching acquired during his studies at the conservatory, as sound’s timbre, sound waves, tuning, etc… His ability to see the guitar not only as a builder, but also from understanding the feelings it can transmit to the guitarist, results, coupled with the high quality of materials and their drying, guitars extremely comfort for guitarist, high sound, and great outdoor beauty.
Moises Cayuela Rubio is the last of the dynasty and, along with his father, keeps the family tradition of building guitars. And although it is early, the sons of Moses Cayuela are already visiting the workshop of his grandfather and showing interest in the office, time will tell.