Mario Novelli was born in 1926 in Florence. He began working as a luthier very early and it was of great importance for him to manufacture all component parts of the guitar himself. That is why he did not only build and carve the guitar’s head and body, but also the machine heads and even the screws in laborious and time-consuming work. This guitar has a top consisting of spruce wood. The back and sides are made of East Indian rosewood.