"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art" (Leonardo da Vinci)
I got a Master Luthier's degree in the Violin and Bow making School in Gubbio (PG) Italy in 2007, where I learnt the classical techniques of the great Italian masters in the "Cremonese" style (Stradivarius, Guarneri, Amati).
I attended various seminars, including Violin Restoration with Adam Whone and Construction and Techniques for the Archtop Guitar Making by John Monteleone.
GIULIO NEGRINI - MAKING SHENS
WHAT I DO
I'm a modern guitar maker and player, my skills as a hard-rock guitarist help me to improve the comfort and playability of the electric guitar.
Understanding the needs of players, I focus extensively on the designs of smooth necks and fretboards.
I am centred on high-end quality guitars: multistrings, extended range, fanned frets and hi-gloss finishes are common options in my models.
All the GNGs are entirely made by myself only in my workshop in Lausanne (Swiss) under specific requests of the customer, with a wide selection of rare and hi-grade tonewoods, premium hardware and my own hand wound pickups, custom made for each model I create.
Skills are a never ending pursuit. Even though I've made more than 160 instruments I still keep studying from various sources, both from modern guitar making authors as well as classical luthier's project (archtop and acoustic guitars, violins and cellos), deepening my knowledge about woodworking with an increasing passion about detailed handworks.