Martino Quintavalla is a young luthier. Before dedicating himself to lutherie he used to work as a researcher in material engineering, an experience which allowed him to gain a technical-scientific approach which he applies to instrument-making as well. He later trained as an apprentice in master Federico Gabrielli’s workshop. In 2020 he opened his own atelier in Brianzone, near Sodrio, in Valtellina: part craft workshop, part science lab, here he designs and creates plucked instruments, specializing in mandolins. Great attention is given to each phase of the processing: from designing to sourcing materials, selecting them applying scientific and cutting-edge methods, all the way to the introduction of innovative elements improving acoustics and timbres, Martino Quintavalla creates musical instruments of the highest quality, a perfect combination of tradition and innovation. He also holds acoustics courses for luthiers.
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Martino is a young luthier gifted with uncommon creativity and insight. During his training he gained great mastery over materials, thus becoming ...
Martino is a young luthier gifted with uncommon creativity and insight. During his training he gained great mastery over materials, thus becoming very skilled in processing them. He has been able to turn his great passion for lutherie into his profession, which is perhaps why one of his distinctive qualities is the continuous search for innovation.