Woods and materials
All the materials are selected in order to offer the musician the best sound result possible.
I first choose the woods for their physical properties, checking their specific weight, grain direction, elasticity, and sound conductivity.
After drying the wood for the necessary period, I then carry out a further selection choosing the best pieces on a functional and aesthetic level.
When the time of the final choice comes, I also take into consideration my own sensitivity, instinct and experience; these traits have become crucial to be able to offer the best woods for the project I want to realize and for the musician’s needs.
People mistakenly think that a machine-made product, or even one made through a software, is more precise than a handmade one.
Considering large numbers this could be true; however, in the artisanal world using a material so uneven and irregular such as wood the key factor is the control of the product.
Therefore, to meet the personal needs of the clients, every single piece of my guitars is thought and designed to be part of a specific guitar.
During the making I continuously check the various guitar pieces in order to guarantee the utmost precision and durability. I also constantly verify the humidity level in my workshop to maintain unchanged the wood characteristics and to ensure the solidity of the instrument.
From the project to the sound, nothing is left to chance.
The making techniques are the most traditional ones: the old techniques passed down from maker to maker, from hand to hand.
The varnishing is also natural and traditional: shellac, applied elegantly with a pad, enhances the wood grains and enriches the instrument.