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Small things make a great instrument. These details, individually taken, may be less decisive, but they are actually the little pieces that contribute to the creation of an excellent instrument. That's why we devote a lot of resources in studying every part of an instrument, what affects sound and how, all by following a specific goal: building quality instruments.

Selection of raw materials

The construction of an excellent instrument comes first of all from choosing the right wood, which must be stable and must have particular tonal characteristics. That's why we take great care at this stage, using well dried wood and chosen for both its aesthetic and timbre characteristics. We select and import wood directly from every part of the planet to be sure to offer you the best materials.

No veneer for the top

For our top instruments we only use solid wood boards. Then this is sawn in half and centrally glued (bookmatched), finally calibrated to a thickness from 0.16” to 0.24” and glued to the body. That way we have the guarantee that the top will also help determine the timbre of each guitar and bass.

CAD development

Every new project has to be analyzed in all its parts and all important aspects such as, weight distribution, fretboard access and ergonomics must be evaluated. That's why we have invested resources in the design of our instruments through CAD, which allows us to find all the critical points and have a complete vision of what will be the ultimate instrument.

Precision machining

In order to get the best, we also need to use the best technologies, that's why we have chosen precision machining for some constructive phases. Contrary to what you think, this requires great economic and working resources, it takes an incredible level of preparation to be able to plan and use these technologies and only qualified staff can do it. This method of processing has an enormous advantage: it produces components with unmatched precision from any manual machining. And this is the basis of our electric guitars and bass.

Precision where it is needed

The accuracy of the details is very important: sanding properly, even in the smallest details, is a sign of care, a fault-free paintwork and perfect on-board lines the search for perfection. But that's not enough. It is essential to have maximum precision even in the areas which are not visible! For this it is important to have perfect milling in the contact area of body and neck, in the truss rod channel, in the nut seat slot and in the bridge holes. These are the areas where the sound is "flowing" and where its "voice" is created, for these reasons we use machines that can perform machining as precise as possible, because we want that the sound you hear is the voice that comes out of the soul of the wood.

Adjusted edges

Before gluing, the edges are also rectify in such a way as to apply an infinitesimal layer of glue and to avoid any slight loss of sound. It's an operation that takes more time than plain planing but we believe that every little thing is important to create a great sound.

Milling of fret slot

The fret slots of all our fretboards are milled so the slot accuracy thus has a tenth 0.002” tolerance! The necessary milling cutters are very small, expensive and have a very short life, but we still want to continue using this tool to provide you with top quality instruments.

Bonding fret under dim

Our frets are glued one by one with cyanoacrylic glue. This kind of binder penetrates into all areas under the fret creating a unique body with wood and, once dried, has a crystal structure that avoids sound dispersions. By batting with a small metal bar on a glued fret and on one simply pressed, it is possible to distinguish the tone difference very well. Once all the frets have been fitted, we have to let the glue dry under a pressure template that is identical to the fretboard, so the frets will all have the same height and the final leveling at the setup stage will be minimal.

STP finish

A very important part in the construction of the instrument is painting. The finishes of instruments that are on the market often have all resinous components that contribute to interference with the harmonics produced by the wood-strings binomial. We have studied this aspect for many years, testing a lot of finishing. All tested paints turned out to be good in some respects but bad for others. That's why we decided to follow a different way, requiring specific technical features to one of the largest paint manufacturers in Italy: hardness, wood protection and application at very low thickness. The result is called STP (Skin Tight Paint), this is a polyurethane layer with a polyester base for the body, only polyurethane for the neck, applicable in an infinitesimal layer. Once hardened it has a crystal structure, a capacity to transmit the sound better than the paints currently on the market and a thickness of just 0.008"!

Impeccable setup

All the resources spent on building a quality guitar would be worthless if no proper assembly and final setup were made. That's why we spend a lot of time on this essential stage, working closely with the musician and with his needs so as to be able to provide him with a top instrument.