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Paolo Coriani began his career with a five-year apprenticeship (1975-1980) at the Massetti workshop in Modena (a workshop created by the two brothers Primo and Romolo Massetti in 1922). In 1984 Paolo Coriani opened his own workshop where he built guitars and hurdy-gurdies (one of these earned him a third prize at the Bagnacavallo Young Luthiers Competition. Besides acquiring traditional Spanish guitar-making techniques, he became interested in the most advanced and innovative instrument building methods of the time. During his frequent trips to Paris he made friends with Christian Aubin and the discovery of Aubin's Torres 1867 - FE23 (restored by Bouchet who removed the tornavoz) was a decisive influence on his own work.
This gorgeous Paolo Coriani's guitar is an Enrique Garcia copy of 1907. The aesthetics and the craftsmanship are of a remarkable quality. The woods are superb as is the birdseye maple of breathtaking beauty. With its deep, silky and woody timbre we find the musicality that makes the charm of old instruments, the notes are colorful, vibrant and singing, with a beautiful expressivity.