Jean-Baptiste Castelluccia is a third generation luthier, working in Paris. Giambattista Castelluccia who established this workshop was part of a wave of Italian luthiers who came to Paris in the 1940s, opening a shop in 1946. Beginning in 1954, Giambattist's son, Jacques (b.1938), apprenticed with his father, and in 1961 took over. Jacques in turn trained his son, Jean-Baptiste, who by the time he was 13 built his first guitar. In 1998. Jean-Baptiste took over the shop. Having grown up during period of enormos research and innovation focused on the sonority of the classical guitar Jean-Bautiste guitars are not only influenced by his father, and grandfather, but take inspiration from those of Robert Bouchet and Ignacio Fleta.