Fabio Zontini was born in Milan, Italy in 1971. He received his diploma as a Master Luthier Restorer from the Civica Scuola di Liuteria in Milan in 1996. He has crafted over 250 instruments in his professional career, drawing inspiration from the masters of historical luthiery. Fabio considers the opportunity to view and measure the works of authors such as Antonio De Torres, Hermann Hauser I, Pietro Gallinotti, Francisco Simplicio, and Louis Panormo as fundamental importance, as they have greatly contributed to the development of his sound and aesthetic approach. In 2007, at the Museum of Music in Barcelona, Fabio conducted an in-depth study of Miguel Llobet’s 1859 guitar, which inspired Hauser I’s Spanish-style instruments, and the famous “Papier Machè” guitar (1862), both made by Antonio De Torres and of which Fabio has produced several copies over the years. Fabio has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, and given lectures at conservatories, music schools, museums, and important guitar festivals in Italy, Europe, and Central America. In 2016, he collaborated on creating the “Arcimbolda” guitar, a unique instrument crafted by a collective of 15 luthiers, on the occasion of the Roma Expo Guitar. For over twenty years, Fabio has chosen to live and work in the peaceful Ligurian countryside, surrounded by the olive trees of Olle that encircle his home and workshop.
The 2022 Fabio Zontini guitar is a stunning and meticulously crafted classical guitar that will captivate any musician or collector. This instrument features a torrified spruce soundboard that has been carefully treated to enhance its tonal properties and give it a distinctive appearance. The back and sides of the guitar are made from Madagascar rosewood, a premium tonewood prized for its rich and complex sound. The straight-grained wood used for this guitar has been carefully selected for its acoustic properties, ensuring that every note played is full and vibrant. One of the standout features of the 2022 Fabio Zontini guitar is its 64cm scale and 49.5mm nut, which make it an excellent choice for guitarists with smaller hands. The instrument has been designed with the player in mind, ensuring it is comfortable and easy to play for hours. Another exceptional feature of the 2022 Fabio Zontini guitar is its evenness of trebles. Every note played on this instrument has the same length of sustain and rich overtones, creating a smooth and balanced sound ideal for various musical styles. Despite being a pre-loved instrument, this guitar is in mint condition and shows almost no signs of use. It has been lovingly cared for by its previous owner and is now ready to find a new home with a musician who will appreciate its unique beauty and exceptional sound. Whether you are a professional musician or a dedicated collector, the 2022 Fabio Zontini guitar will impress with its outstanding craftsmanship, stunning appearance, and unbeatable sound quality.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Madagascar rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|