I approached luthiery almost by accident: as a boy I heard about an uncle who built a famous guitar and later emigrated to the United States. After the war I began to study violin making and I was almost immediately captivated.
There are many valuable luthiers that had a profound impact on the quality of my work. In particular I would like to mention Genuzio Carletti, Virgilio Cremonini – great friends and talented violin makers – and Ivano Coratti, whose laboratory I attended assiduously for seven years. To everyone I owe something and I remember them all with affection and gratitude, especially Mario Maccaferri, my uncle, who always gave me advice and encouragement.