Italy is famous for its lutherie and famous guitar makers. Here is a double top made by a young luthier from Roma Claudia d’Ammassa. Claudia is using scientific measurement techniques to create guitars which are offering great dynamics but also a wonderful traditional sound. Highly inspired by all the Italian masters, the guitars from Claudia d’Ammassa have thick and warm colors with a big voice. The craftsmanship is just perfect. To be discovered asap.
The specs of the guitars :
- double top with Nomex with spruce and cedar as an inner side
- Indian rosewood back and sides doubled with mahogany
- Ebony fret board and cedar neck
- Alessi tuning machine
- Elevated fingerboard and 12-hole-tie block
Here is some information borrowed from Claudia’s website:
Claudia Francesca D’Ammassa was born in Rome in 1990.
She moved the first steps in guitar making at an early age, while studying classical guitar at Santa Cecilia conservatory under the direction of Domenico Ascione. After graduation, she fully devoted herself to lutherie.
She discovered her vocation attending a two-year course at the association Artigianato e Arte in Rome. Then she has apprenticed with Gianluca Ceccarini for over a year, learning craft fundamentals.
Later on, she has improved her knowledge and expertise in classical guitar making by refining the study of theory and construction technique under the guidance of Mario Garrone and Dr. Giuseppe Cuzzucoli.
A passion-strengthened aptitude together with the quality of her guitars allowed her to stand out within the musical branch of Italian handcraft. Her instruments are the result of a pleasant balance between tradition and innovation; their sound aesthetic abides by the feeling of historical guitars, while a scientific approach is adopted to optimize the acoustic performance through modern technologies.
Her guitars are played in many countries around the world, such as Austria, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, United States, Canada and Arab Emirates.
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