Luciano Lovadina is an Italian Classical guitar maker. He has his workshop in the city of Treviso. With more than 40 years of experience in guitar making, he has a very clear idea of what he wants in his guitars. His guitars have a very strong identity and originality of their own. The best way to get to know him is for him to talk about his work:
” I think experience is a very important thing in this job.
The knowledge accumulates over the years.
And doing this job I think is a bit like being a chef.
For this reason, raw materials are really important.
Of course, you need to know how to use it but to know how to choose it I think is fundamental…
And about the aesthetic of an instrument is very important I’ve never seen an ugly guitar that sounds good.
I’ve seen beautiful guitars that sound bad but never ugly guitars that sound good.
Therefore, the aesthetic taste goes together with the sound of an instrument.
So, an instrument to sound good must also be beautiful.
Cause guitar making is above all an art. It is not only a technique so it is necessary to know how to manage this beauty.
Must have a personal taste and a sense of the beauty of the instrument.
Anyway, I want to say when you take an instrument with your hand and you look at it the instrument must touch your soul.
it shouldn’t leave you cold. It needs to make you feel emotions…
Talking about the sound quality, the only winner card possible on the evolution of this instrument, and the research of better quality in this instrument is to try to ennoble the sound make it more musical make it more transparent and profound, and finally, give a greater musicality to the sound.”