654 mm Scale 49 mm Nut Fine to Medium grain Spruce Soundboard and Brazilian Rosewood sides, the back is stained Sycamore. Ebony Fret board and bridge. French Polish. Ebony Pegs. 5 Fan Braces and separate pieces attaching the top and back to the sides. The pegs are a style known as the "Versolie system", that can be tightened to not slip, mentioned in his 1893 advertising. This "Versolie system" was also utilized by Pedro Perez, another Barcelona guitar maker in 1900, who made instruments that even Miguel Llobet had in his collection. An example of this can be found in our Museum.
This has 5 fan braces and weighs 1,162.5 grams = 40.505226 ozs. = 2 lbs. 8 1/2 ozs. This has a cut kerfing liner attaching the back to the sides and separate pieces and a double solid liner at times attaching the top to the sides.
In February of 1892, his advertisements showed his address as Cambios Viejos No. 2 and included his business partner, Juan Estruch, the next year as of April 1893, his ads showed his address change for his workshop to Buenavista 10, Barcelona, and that he was working without Juan Estruch. Later his workshop was located on calle Ancha, a well known street for lutherie housing the Juan Estruch / Estruch Hermanos workshop, Jaime Ribot work shop Salvio Morbey workshop, Terencio Navarro workshop and the Cals' Guitarrers music store, which was frequented by Maestro Francisco Tarrega, Miguel Llobet, Emilio Pujol, Domingo Prat etc.
There are 4 of his later instruments on display in the Museo de Musica in Barcelona, though no guitars, just Lauds and Bandurrias used at this time in solos, ensembles and orchestras.
The label on this instrument says, Joaquin Dillet, Barcelona, without a specified address as his later instruments show.