Born in Aldeire, Granada in 1965, Juan Fabian LaBella Manjon took courses at the INEM that introduced him to guitar making. He then apprenticed with Jesus Bellido. In 1995 guitars he began building his own guitars. Unlike many makers, Juan's prefers to build entirely by hand-- using virtually no power tools. He does so, despite this being more time consuming, because it allows him to fully control each and every one of the steps in the construction process. He uses only the best quality materials, and his guitars are french polished with an improved shellac that which is the result of much study and numerous tests, and which is more resistant to scratches and abrasions, and so offers increased protection, without altering the quality of sound