John Ray is one of the finest luthiers of a young generation working in Granada, Spain. His workshop is located in Realejo, one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Granada and close to the workshops of Antonio Marin Montero and Manuel Lopez Bellido. John has had the opportunity to study guitars made by Antonio de Torres, Marcelo Barbero, Antonio de Lorca and Santos Hernandez. John incorporated many of these subtle elements into his own design resulting in a guitar with an extremely fast response and a very full, Granada sound. At the beginning John worked together with José Angel Chacón Tenllado and Jonathan Hinves, later on he worked with Antonio Marin and Rolf Eichinger. John his flamenco guitars have an impeccable construction quality, aesthetically his guitars reflect a tasteful simplicity. John also developed his own special neck that is loved by guitarists for its easiness of playing. His guitars reflect a very good Granada style, meaning small bodied, lightweight, easy to play and very responsive with many nuances and colors of sound. His instruments are in huge demand in Japan and Europe. for more information, please visit our John Ray guitar pages.