Valerio Licari

Valerio Licari - classical guitar
Country : Italy - Turin
 Year : 2024
Scale length : 65 cm
Top : Spruce
Back & side : Indian rosewood
Fingerboard : Ebony - 52 mm
Body length : 485 mm
Body width : 270/235/360 mm
Body depth :

93/97 mm

Weight : 1 452 g
Action : 3/4 mm
Condition : New
Price : 7 500 euros


(includes 20% VAT that can be deducted if you live outside EU)


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Valerio Licari was born in Rome in 1981. From 1994 to 1998 he studied classical guitar with Mr Arnaldo Rotella. In 2000, he entered the Faculty of Humanities at Tor Vergata University in Rome. He chose a degree in "Musical Arts and Interpretation" and studied sound analysis and synthesis. From 2000 to 2004, he specialized in the American delta-blues and ragtime repertory, while studying acoustic guitar and fingerpicking with Mr Francis H. Koerber. In 2005, at the Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient, he is in charge of cataloguing and organological research of the photographic and musical instrument collections. At the same time, he began to study violin with Mr Gabriele Benigni. In 2006, he obtained a degree in ethnomusicology with honors. The same year, in Cremona, Italy, he enrolled at the International School of Violin Making "Antonio Stradivari" (I.P.I.A.L.L). In 2012, he worked for six months as a guitar wood production manager at Tonewood International in Cremona. In September of the same year, he left for Malaga, Spain, to do an apprenticeship with Daniele Chiesa. He then decided to move to Spain to further study the traditional methods of making classical and flamenco guitars. He finally opened his own workshop in Granada. In 2015, the Granada City Council assigned him a workshop in the Albayzin Artisanal Center, in recognition of his traditional approach to handcrafted guitar making. At the end of 2019, he decided to return to Italy and set up his own workshop in Turin. In 2021, in parallel to his activity as a luthier, he teaches lutherie at the Piedmont Academy of lutherie "San Filippo" in Turin.


The superb guitar presented here, in spruce and Indian rosewood, demonstrates all the know-how and experience acquired by this luthier. The aesthetic is beautifully elegant; the craftsmanship and finishing are of the highest precision. Soundwise, the notes are clear, vibrant and rich in harmonics. The timbre is woody, lyrical and deep. The musical discourse is refined, precise and expressive. A beautiful instrument, easy and pleasant to play, that we invite you to discover.

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