PRESS & CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
We take pride in the knowledge that we can inspire a guitar player through one of our instruments. That is what makes everything we do worthwhile. Below are comments we have received from previous customers and press. We would
also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for your support over the years.
‘The Joya is finally home! And it was worth the wait. WOW! Just played for an hour and it makes me want to replay every song I ever played. Thanks for putting up with my impatience - best to you and your team’
Barry – USA
‘The build quality is superb. No blobs of excess glue inside, iffy bindings or dodgy frets. No dead areas on the fret board, in fact, it rings and has a sonic resonance way above what I would expect from a guitar this size’. (Roma)
John – UK
‘My Joya has been safely delivered and, indeed, is a joy! Thank you guys’
Tony – USA
‘Joya arrived safely to Tokyo! She sounds so wonderful !!! I’m so happy to have this really beautiful guitar! So many thanks !!!!!!!’
Tomokazu – Japan
‘Guitar has arrived safely. Just played it now...oh my. its mellower than the Peerless, is better at handling dynamic change changes sparkling harmonics and zero intonation problems especially on the D and G strings – wow just superb -
definitely worth the wait’ (Martin Taylor Joya)
Vivien – USA
‘I used the Chiquita every day and loved it. The tone both acoustically and electrically, was marvelous. Although a compact body size, it was simply a beautiful guitar to play’
David – Canada
‘Just a short email to let you know that the guitar arrived safely today. It was certainly worth the wait…it is absolutely stunning. Hopefully, my guitar playing will be worthy of it!’ (Martin Taylor Joya)
Andrew – USA
‘I received the guitar when I arrived at my new location. It is very beautiful and sounds as good as it looks. It is a work of art. I will enjoy playing it for years to come. Thank you so much’ (Martin Taylor Joya)
Tom – USA
‘The guitar arrived, and everything seems to be in order. It is a beautiful instrument. Thank you for your excellent work’
(Martin Taylor Joya)
Jim – USA
‘I wanted to say a huge thanks for all the creativity, design, planning, blood sweat and tears that obviously went into the magic guitar I recently received. My response has taken this long mainly because I wanted to play it in and become fully acquainted with my new friend. It has truly been a joy’ (Martin Taylor Joya)
Dean – Canada
‘I’ve had many very expensive archtops, and still have some, including a Benedetto. None are of a higher quality than this Fibonacci. I continue to be amazed at the superb build quality of this Chiquita’
Denis – USA
‘I have received the guitar and all is in good order. I’ve been playing it for a solid two hours, hesitantly at first, not sure. But now I’m in rapture. It’s gorgeous having adjusted my Henrikson (amp) so that the bass is turned right up and it’s not so bright. The action is phenomenal and it handles chords beautifully without distortion or effort. So quite pleased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ (Martin Taylor Joya)
Gavrielle – UK
‘I just received my Joya, she is beautiful. I'm really happy to get it. The guitar sounds great. Thank you so much for your work, the Joya is amazing. Congratulations to the whole team’
Elijah – France
‘My Californian arrived at the end of August and since then my other guitars have pretty well stayed in their cases. This is one of the most sympathetically proportioned archtops I have played and the combination of materials, carved top and pickup together with a really comfortable/playable neck make it a joy to handle. The projection, both plugged and un-plugged is truly impressive. Another clear winner for Fibonacci.'
David – France
‘Joya arrived safe and sound and just gorgeous, thank you so much’
Andrew – USA
‘Received today and left in in the case for 5 hrs to get use to its new environment. It looks very good, sounds great, and is very comfortable to hold and play. UPS did a great job getting here. Customs held for a day. Your team did a
‘Very nice job in making the instrument’ (Martin Taylor Joya
Dave – USA
‘The Martin Taylor Joya is the most beautiful guitar I have ever owned’
Dan – USA
‘I simply don’t know what to say, the Chiquita really is incredible. I simply can’t let go of her, so small yet so big’
Richard – Portugal
‘Very good guitar sound, especially acoustical’ (Chiquita)
Christophe – France
‘It is a phenomenal little instrument, that sounds as good played acoustically as it does amplified, with perfect action, perfect intonation and gorgeous ‘woody’ jazz tone’ (Chiquita)
Paul – USA
‘The sound is a whole new experience in archtops, sweet, choppy, smooth, dynamic, there is nothing that I have thrown at this guitar that it hasn’t batted back as if it was no effort at all. It ranges from a very acoustic sound through to almost a floating pickup sound, depending on how it’s played. I think Fibonacci is really on to something great!’ (Roma)
Ray – UK
I own many popular guitars but the Fibonacci Chiquita and Tomcat guitars, are my go to instruments’
John – USA
‘In all the years that I have been playing the guitars, I have never been so satisfied with an instrument. My Chiquita CB-10 Signature archtop, ticks all the right boxes, delivering tone, resonance, and projection. I believe that I have
found the perfect instrument’
Ciyo Brown – UK Jazz Guitarist
‘How have you managed to control the bass strings while allowing the higher strings the freedom to ‘sing’, I have no idea, but it is a small masterpiece of your art. I absolutely love it’ (Chiquita)
Paul – USA
‘I finally got the guitar! There was some delay’s with customs, but well worth the wait! It sounds as good as it looks, thanks you so much!’ (Diablo)
Ray – USA
‘I’ve been playing guitar since the age of 5 and have played many guitars over the past 52 years of playing. The sounds it produces and it’s playability are unmatched. The craftmanship on the Chiquita is astoundingly beautiful’
John - USA
‘Dream gear to beg, borrow and steal for – The Martin Taylor Joya by Fibonacci is a real stunner’
David Mead – Guitarist Magazine https://www.fibonacciguitars.com/blog/category/Press
‘There is something magical about the Diablo. The proportions are well-nigh perfect and even a 6ft 1in player like me with acknowledged large hands, finds it effortless to play. Whilst observing classic archtop norms in terms of ‘everything in it’s place’, the contemporary F-Holes, elegant tailpiece, and florentine cut-away, and superb neck profile, all conspire to produce an instrument that gives great satisfaction. Sounds great too!’
David – France
‘Classy stuff for the serious jazz aficionado’ (Chiquita)
Dave Burluck – Guitarist Magazine https://www.fibonacciguitars.com/blog/category/Press
‘Here’s a thing...dropped my pick inside the Diablo yesterday and had occasion to look inside with the aid of a tiny LED torch. Some of the neatest, tidiest soldering seen in many a guitar (and I have seen inside many). Full marks to your man!’
David – France
‘Just a quick note to let you know that my Roma arrived yesterday evening. I let it acclimatize to my studio, opened it this morning, and have been playing it ever since. I love it! The setup seems perfect for me out of the box. It sounds great acoustically and I’m getting a nice, warm sound plugged in to my Quilter MicroPro Mach II. I know I’m going to love paying it for a long time. Thank you for connecting me with this great instrument. Cheers from a happy customer’
Neil – USA
‘Please pass on my regards to Martin and the crew at Fibonacci, the Joya arrived safely this morning and I was blown away by the work of art I now have in my possession. It looks stunning and sounds and feels fabulous.
Everything I need to try to inspire to the next level’
Michael – USA
‘I’ve just received my Joya. I can’t stop looking at it! The sound is beautiful and it sounds great. I trusted you and I’m not disappointed’ (Martin Taylor Joya)
Eric – USA
‘Thank you very much, Joya 003 arrived in Germany and I am very happy with the guitar’
Uwe – Germany
'This is just to let you know that my JOYA was safely delivered to me last Friday at last.
Though I played it just for a few hours, it seems that I am getting to fall in love with the gorgeous looking and the great
sound of my JOYA'.
Osamu - Japan
'It yields chords with meat and clarity, and single-note-lines pop. For the jazzer who wants to stride the chasm between acoustic and electric sounds with comfort, it’s hard to do better than the Fibonacci Chiquita'
Oscar Jordan - Vintage Guitar Magazine USA https://www.vintageguitar.com/current-issue/
'I love my new guitar! The look, the feel and especially the sound are fantastic. What you do at Fibonacci is amazing'.
(Martin Taylor Joya). Miles - USA
'The Diablo (Diablue) is by far the nicest playing and sounding guitar I have ever owned. The finish is beautiful, but more importantly the playability, sound, intonation and tone are magic. I'm particularly impressed with the lack of noise from
the pickups and circuitry even around florescent lights. I play the Diablue unplugged a lot as the volume is just right for
songwriting. In short, I can't walk by the Diablue without wanting to pick it up to play for a while'.
Shawn - Ireland
‘I’ve been playing this guitar over the weekend, and I love it. You’ve managed to avoid the plinky-plonk sound of smaller bodied guitars. It has a nice warm sound acoustically. The neck disappears when playing. It is an embraceable instrument. The pickup is complementary to all the guitars qualities. It’s a guitar I want within reach. It’s fun and rewarding. I am very grateful to you, and Mr. Taylor for your work, talent and success’.
(Martin Taylor Joya). Christopher - USA
'Becoming involved with Fibonacci guitars couldn't have happened at a better or more suitable time for me. The 'Londoner', constructed as per my specifications, was expertly crafted and having it arrive just before the 2018 tour made it all the more enjoyable. As well as being an absolute dream to play, it's also a remarkably beautiful guitar and had heads turning all over the UK. There's a pretty good chance that I will never seek to play another guitar in my life. Thanks for making it happen, Graham.'
Nigel Price - Jazz Guitarist UK
‘Today the UK brings to me the rain and the best guitar I have ever seen and played. Thank you and your team for this amazing job.’
(Ambassador). Ricardo – Portugal
‘I wish you the best for 2019, for Fibonacci and for you personally. My Fibonacci is very well and I am very happy with it.’
(Carved Top Diablo). José - Portugal
'The Californian arrived safe and sound. When it comes to amplified sound and playability I personally find this guitar incredible, the playability is basically up there with my Benedetto. Everything feels really well balanced and plays out evenly all over the fretboard, something most guitars lack. Immaculate fretwork and should also mention how incredible the hand wound OX4 pickup sounds, very responsive and versatile! I’m playing at a jazz festival in the north of Portugal this weekend. I’ll make sure to post some pics and stuff on Facebook and instagram.' Richard - Portugal
‘My search for peace of mind is over. Fate brought the creator of Fibonacci Guitars (Graham), and myself together. Since that point, my guitar woes ceased. The Joya I have, is the Bentley of guitar craftsmanship, absolutely flawless, and my personal modifications were catered for and understood. Nothing was too much for the team (and what a team). I play solo guitar which cuts across a number of styles and discipline’s. This guitar handles them all and leaves you tingling with excitement at what you've just recorded and wondering, is that really me sounding like that? I could write a million words but it would still not do justice to how much this instrument has given me inspiration and joy. Fibonacci Guitars and Martin Taylor....thank you!’ Tony - UK
'Graham...it is beautiful'.
Californian Oil - Andrew UK
'Out of the 22 guitars I currently own, the Fibonacci Fibonacci is by far the best. '
Fibonacci Fibonacci - Steve UK
''Just to let you know the guitar has arrived safely. Its only been with me for an hour, but already I can’t put it down. It’s absolutely brilliant. I’m sure it will give me years of pleasure. Many thanks for everything. Regards '
Martin Taylor Joya - Dave UK
'My Joya arrived a few minutes ago and is stunning! Looking forward to many years with her! Thanks!!'
Martin Taylor Joya - Ray USA
"Received my Joya yesterday. Looks great. Sounds great"
Martin Taylor Joya - Dave, USA
"I have had my Chiquita for a few weeks. Very comfortable to play, sounds great, in a word SUPERB! Keep up the great work!"
Chiquita - Wes, Ireland
"We just returned from an exhibition and unpacked the ROMA this morning. What a beauty! Great acoustic sound as well as amplifed (as I told you before I like the Bartolini J5 pick up). We tested it just half an hour and it´s great."
Martin Taylor Joya - Uwe, Germany
"The Chiquita has arrived. It is wonderful. Thank you for producing such a wonderful guitar. Now off to practice!"
Chiquita - Anna , Italy
"It is here!!! The guitar is beautiful, fantastic craftsmanship and it sounds great.
I know quality craftsmanship when I see it. I will enjoy this mater piece for a very long time.
Martin Taylor Joya - George, USA
'A bit of a wait for my Fibonacci Fibonacci, but well worth it. It is just a stunning guitar, playability, looks great, sounds great, and the Krivo really punchy. Absolutely superb. Well done Fibonacci! '- Angus UK
'Just a note to let you know that I just received the guitar. It's beautiful! Looking forward to many hours of "Joya".'
Martin Taylor Joya - Paul, USA
'My Joya guitar has arrived at last and is undamaged. It’s beautiful, reeks of quality and sounds amazing. Compliments to Martin for designing and producing the instrument, and thanks to you and all the team for your help and co-ordination.'
Martin Taylor Joya - William, Germany
'I've not put it down since I received it. It appears to be stuck to my hands, how do I get it off? Seriously though, I was so excited when it arrived I wanted to record the moment I unboxed it so I can re-live that special moment again and again! I put it on FB and then on You tube this morning....I’m still learning my jazz chops so excuse the bum notes! Unboxing my new Fibonacci Diablo After a very scary 2020, this is the best Christmas ever - Thank you again Graham for making an old man very happy.'
Diablo – Colin UK
'I received my guitar safely. It's fabulous!! I fell in love with that. Thank you so very much.'
Carved Top Diablo - Hirohisa Japan
'The Joya arrived today, sound and safe. What a beautiful guitar, and what a delightful sound - I have road tested it for a couple of hours today. To borrow a phrase: A thing of beauty is a Joya forever😍 Kudos to you guys at Fibonacci Guitars and to Martin Taylor. Have a nice Christmas and a Happy New corona free Year'
Martin Taylor Joya - Finn, Denmark
'The Joya just arrived and it is a beauty! We will really become best friends quite soon. Merry Christmas!'
Martin Taylor Joya – Hans, Sweden
'I am very happy with the guitar. I'm 46 years old, I'm a beginner in the jazz guitar and I've been a fan of Martin Taylor for several years. I dreamed of Joya and knew how to be unreachable for me in the near future so this opportunity left me very satisfied. You are excellent guitar builders. Thanks.'
Diablo - Sergi, Portugal
'Fist look, first chords and great pleasure . The look is splendid very simple ,oil finished show the beauty of the wood . I was surprised by the very small body but I love it. Sound unplugged is clear and « bien équilibré » . Sound with my amp (acoustic mesa boogie rosette) is just……perfect. Very very easy to play for my old fingers. I was classical guitar teacher and I always want to play jazz with the most beautiful sound. I will send you videos soon. Thanks very much.'
Chiquita - Benoit, France
'Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" is a song I just can't stop playing. First recording out for the new guitar. Prototype Fibonacci's Ambassador, recorded through a Fender Reverb Delux and a D.I.
Love the way it sounds and the acoustic nature of the Krivo pickups.'
Ambassador - Dan, UK
'I have been playing guitar for a long time now. Recently, I had an opportunity to work more closely with Fibonacci which I grabbed. I was able to buy a Diablo prototype that I can’t put down. It plays as a pro guitar should, holds its tuning, sounds sweet acoustically, and with the maple edge binding on the body and neck, with an excellent nitrocellulose finish, has a luxurious feel. '
Diablo prototype – Shaun, UK
"Its arrived, safe and sound, thank you. It’s absolutely b----dy fantastic! And you were right – it plays wonderfully.
It’s all I hoped it would be and more. Perfectly in tune out of the box (which in itself is striking) which augers so well for its quality. So thank you, thank you, thank you. Now saving up for a Chiquita to complement it."
Ambassador - Ken UK
"My Joya has been delivered. As far as I can see and hear, it is perfect! Thank you very much for your attention and please transmit my thanks to all the crew in Worcester Park. Specially to Andrew and Arthur."
Martin Taylor Joya - Carlos USA
"I’ve not put it down since I received it. It appears to be stuck to my hands, how do I get it off? Seriously though, I was so excited when it arrived I wanted to record the moment I unboxed it so I can re-live that special moment again and again! I put it on FB and then on You tube this morning....I’m still learning my jazz chops so excuse the bum notes!
Unboxing my new Fibonacci Diablo
After a very scary 2020, this is the best Christmas ever - Thank you again Graham for making an old man very happy."
Diablo - Colin UK
"Thank you for designing and constructing this beautiful guitar, by far the best sounding instrument I have ever played!"
Fibonacci - Lawrence Canada
"The Diablo arrived safe and sound. Absolutely gorgeous guitar - love it!"
Carved Top Diablo - Jay Australia
"The guitar arrived yesterday afternoon and it is perfect. It is beautiful, sounds lovely and plays like a dream. It is by far the finest guitar I have ever touched. I remember Martin Taylor mentioned in one of the promotional videos that he wished he had had this guitar when he started. I am actually glad it is not, because I can now appreciate how really special it is.
Thanks so much, Another satisfied customer," - Tim USA
"Yesterday the guitar arrived well. I tried to phone you in the evening to say THANK YOU. I'm very happy. The guitar looks beautiful and is processed perfectly. It is very handsome and the sound is super good 👍👍👍😁. I like the Thomastik's."
Custom Ambassador - Franz Austria
"Initially it was the Joya model which attracted me, so wonderfully demonstrated by Martin. I then started to look on line at all the models and heard Giorgio Seci demonstrate the Californian, I was hooked and took the plunge. I have owned my own Californian for about 8 weeks and have enjoyed playing it almost every day since. It suits me perfectly, and the sound both acoustically and via the floating Jon Dickinson pickup is superb. Wonderful instrument, thank you Fibonacci."
Californian - Ron UK
"Just wanted to let you know the guitar arrived on Friday.It’s in good shape,a beautiful instrument! Thanks again"
Martin Taylor Joya - Dennis USA
"I did receive my Joya today and I’ve been playing it for several hours now. It’s quite a stunning and beautiful instrument and the craftsmanship of the guitar is exquisite. I was a little worried about the setup on the guitar, but the setup is perfect for me and my fretting hand justs floats over the fretboard. I appreciated the updates and the emails. The craftsmen working on the instrument all deserve a special Thank You for building such a beautiful instrument."
Martin Taylor Joya - Bill USA
"Everything is fabulous and am loving it!!"
Chiquita - Daniel USA
"I wanted to share my impressions of the Californian while fresh and spontaneous… I can’t remember when I have been more enthusiastic about a new guitar, if ever. It’s just a jewel of smart design and elegant execution. All the parts of this thing are perfect and come together in a coherent whole (Sounds like a quote from Fibonacci!) — it’s small but not too small, and the shorter scale and lower tension and whatever neck angles, etc make for the most wonderful, quick, balanced, comfortable playing experience. It’s motivating!"
Californian - John USA
"I recently received my new blue carved top Fibonacci Diablo guitar. Not only is it the most gorgeous guitar I¹ve owned,
but it is by far the best playing and sounding instrument I¹ve owned.
Thanks to the incredible craftsman who made a dream come true for me."
Carved Top Diablo - John USA
"Just a wee note to say how delighted I am with my guitar it is a pleasure to play and sounds great through my
Henriksen Bud thanks again"
Diablo - Bobby UK
"My gorgeous Chiquita just arrived and I should have rolled out the red carpet! I have not been able to put this exquisite instrument down. The craftsmanship is superb and unlike any other guitar I have ever played. From the low ends to the high ends the tone is rich, full and resonant with superb playability and responsiveness. And for a small bodied guitar, I was genuinely amazed at how much sound the Chiquita produces.
Wow!Keep up the excellent work Fibonacci Folks. You are true artistisans!"
Tracy - Kentucky USA
"It exceeds all expectations. Just as I imagined …a bigger version of my California with a soul all its own. Just a beautiful, organic, simple, elegant, meticulously assembled version of the best Jim Hall ever. I couldn’t be more delighted with it and know it will bring me — and perhaps even a few others — real joy. Thanks for making it happen!"Custom Ambassador - John USA
"I’ve received the guitar today and it is absolutely amazing! The sound and tone is incredible.
I genuinely want to thank you and your team for building this guitar."
Custom Californian - Nara USA
"Amazing Guitar, thanks Graham & Team"
Custom Ambassador - Paul UK
"Couldn't be more thrilled, honoured and inspired to have this beauty accompany my musical journeys!"
Martin Taylor Joya - Mike UK
"I meant to write back to you some time ago, just wanted to tell you the guitar is superb. It needed a little setup work after the trip, and my local luthier (who builds very fine guitars himself) took care of it. He was very impressed with it too. Thanks again"
Californian - Chris USA
Just arrived safe and sound. Looks, feels and sounds amazing. Great job and credit to your Luthiers.
Californian Florentine - Robert UK
“I must share my thoughts about Martin Taylor’s and Fibonacci’s Lola model guitar, so here’s the treatise. I am lucky enough to own the first production instrument. My friend Michael owns the prototype that Martin played in Great Guitar concerts and other venues. I play this instrument every day and it is leaving a lasting impression on me.
The action seems to me about as light as my nylon string guitars, which my tender hands appreciate! It is light, perfectly balanced, relatively small and very comfortable to hold in your arms. Despite that, the neck and fingerboard feel rock solid. It is responsive. A very small movement of the hands, and the sound follows suit. For example, a small movement of the left hand as the sound decays really adds subtlety to the tone and imparts energy. In other words, you can add energy to the tone while playing a sustained diminuendo. You don’t have to think much about it. If that’s what you imagine, it just sort of happens. That’s a quality instrument.
Because it’s that kind of an expressive instrument, it doesn’t responds well to “horsing around.” I have a guitar that sounds good if you play it roughly and a bit sloppy. This would not be that kind of instrument. It’s extremely responsive and plays best if you treat it kindly! Because one can hear every sound and note that gets played, very clearly, my playing has changed a bit on this guitar. I find that I just seem to play cleaner than usual, less unneeded notes. You will hear the clean playing... and you cannot hide the sloppy playing.
I play the Lola acoustically about 75% of the time. My wife prefers that sound on this guitar. She says it’s “subtly beautiful.” When I do play it plugged in though (in public or in my studio), the sound is fantastic. The other evening I plugged in, added just a wee bit of reverb, turned on a recording, started playing along... and it was astonishing. I kept thinking, “WOW! That guy really sounds great!” I really wasn’t aware of playing at all... just listening to “that guy” in the speakers with the amazing sound. Sort of an out of body experience! If you’re going to play a two note solo, might as well have those two notes sound like a million bucks!
I’m not the only person who notices that special sound. Everyone who walks into my studio when I’m playing Lola stops in their tracks, eyes get bigger, starts smiling, and says something to the effect that it sounds so great! They don’t say that when I play my other guitars. Imagine that. My wife tells me I can sell the rest of them... and she doesn’t begrudge me instruments. She does have a great ear though. (Not selling!)
You can play any genre on this instrument. I like to play classical music on Lola. For this, the sustain is too long for me when plugged, so I usually play this style acoustically and it sounds beautiful. I also play old Country, old Pop and Jazz, and some kind of “cross-cultural music”. This guitar sonically “fits” perfectly in all these styles. I even ran it through a “fuzz box” to hear it rock out. Really a waste of time though. Why lose that tone? Sort of a travesty, but it still was cool... once. It has a very clear, “jazzy” tone, but it’s not quite “traditional” to my ears. To me, it has a clear, soaring bit of an “anthem” quality. Really sustains. Great for singing a melody! Also, it is an archtop. Changing tunings doesn’t work so well.
And dynamics. Some instruments sound best at one dynamic level and a lot of good players actually play that way. This instruments plays from small to huge and everywhere in between, with a subtle transition. It sort of begs you to play dynamically.
Anyway, a “normal” player like me sounds many steps better when playing this world class instrument. Oh yes, and Lola is visually a beautiful piece of art. That really gets to the audience too. Folks are always fascinated by the beauty and approach to ask specifically about the guitar. I know ALL Fibonacci instruments are the highest quality. They look and sound amazing. Martin’s guitar is really unique and a total knock out. It is so well designed by a Master and made by skilled and loving hands. If you can get a hold of one of these babies, I think you’ll love it too.”
Martin Taylor Lola - Bill USA
My new Martin Taylor-Lola Guitar crafted by Fibonacci Guitars-Graham Eason and team with my Fibonacci guitar strap. I would recommend this magnificent and gorgeous instrument to anyone. The instrument is extremely high quality with incredible consistency of the tone and volume with each note across the fretboard. The more I play it, the more impressed I am with this instrument. Thank you Martin Taylor and Graham Eason!!!!
Martin Taylor Lola - Keith USA
Every morning I walk downstairs eager to play this guitar ! 🎸 I think it’s been about 10 years since I had a similar feeling, with a gibson335. I sit and play on it for hours, and forget I need to practice!
Custom Diablo - Gareth UK