- acoustic guitars
- classical guitars
Daniele Chiesa was born in Bergamo, Italy in 1973. Determined to make a life for himself playing the guitar, at the age of twelve he began to study both classical and jazz guitar. In 1994 he moved to Cremona to take up a place in the musicology faculty of the university - and he graduated as a Master Luthier in 1998. He then worked for the legendary guitar maker Kenny Hill in Santa Cruz and gained experience in traditional Spanish guitar construction. A year later he came back to his home town of Bergamo to work with classical guitarist and guitar maker Paolo Viscardi. In 2000 he returned to California to work with Tom Ribbecke for a year where had had the chance to work on the ‘Healdsburg’ archtop guitar desgin that made Tom famous.
A meeting with master guitar maker Paco Santiago Marin in Cordoba convinced Daniele that his future lay making high quality classical guitars. To do this he set up a workshop in Granada developing and refining his own instruments with the invaluable help of masters like his former teacher Paco Santiago Marin, the great Antonio Marin and his nephew José Plazuelo, and the late Rolf Eichinger. Now living in the mountains of Andalucía, Daniele continues to develop the sound of his classical guitars through his ability to bring innovation, to his construction techniques.