The accurate making and a careful combination of wood, colors and forms show an expert maker. Good ergonomics makes the instrument comfortable and helps the musician while playing: balance, intensity, and sustain for every note are important elements. But the further you go, looking for more precise definitions (especially when it comes to sounds), the more difficult it becomes to disregard personal taste and sensitivity. First of all: spruce or maple? Volume or a beautiful timbre? Short or long scale? Lightness or hardness?<br /> Every guitarist has their own preferences and needs. For this reason, over time I have experimented and developed instruments with different features. I think of these guitars as reference points: in between there are endless nuances and custom solutions.
What Features Must a Luthier-Made Classic Guitar Have?

How Can You Recognize a Good Guitar?

Traditional model

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The “Tradizione” guitar is an instrument sporting exclusively a spruce soundboard, back and sides made of maple, cypress or rosewood. It is a light and resonating instrument. It is small and it is inspired by Antonio de Torres’ guitars and by the Spanish luthiers from the early 1900s, such as Enrique García, Manuel Ramírez, and Santos Hernández among others. Tradizione guitars have deep bass, a wide timbre palette, and a special cantabile.

The making of this piece traces the Spanish method, with its traditional neck joint, soundboard with fan bracing, mosaic rosette and shellac varnish (French polish).

Modern model

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The Moderna version is an instrument with Spruce or Cedar top and with a wide range of essences for the back and sides. I developed this version to meet the requirements for balanced instruments, which are also resonant and projective and thus suitable to be played in large venues.

These instruments have more modern features, such as:

  • new bracing pattern design, for a very responsive and light soundboard without losing stability and uniformity
  • reinforced sides, for a rigid structure which does not disperse the soundboard vibrations
  • elevated fingerboard (with a slightly inclined top) for an easy access to the last portion of the fingerboard
  • soundport

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