Friday, June 17, 2011

Luthier Fabrizio Alberico : Alberico Guitar

About Fabrizio Alberico and Alberico Guitar from

Fabrizio's first real introduction to the guitar came during University, when he was looking to learn an instrument that was more portable than the piano.

The acoustic guitar intrigued and inspired him from the very beginning. He loved the fact that it was relatively simple to play, yet incredibly difficult to play well. He became an immediate admirer of the fingerstyle method of playing, and went about learning everything he could about the style. The more he learned, the more he realized that very few guitars deliver the responsiveness, balance, dynamic range, and complexity of tone that fingerstyle players demand. What began as a curiosity about how the guitar is built, quickly developed into his education as a luthier, informally at first, and then through an apprenticeship with master luthier Sergei de Jonge of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

Sergei has been creating exquisite concert classical guitars for 30 years. His classical guitars possess the tonal qualities that are so elusive in the steel-string world, and many of his ideas on structure and bracing have crossed over into the steel-string with great success. Fabrizio has combined these ideas with those of other great luthiers, added a few of his own innovations, and come up with designs for guitars that he considers ideal for fingerstyle players.

Fabrizio believes, by choice and by nature, he is a man who works best alone. He views the process of making instruments as a peculiar combination of art, science, and alchemy, and his yearly production is extremely limited. He tunes each top to achieve a desired result, and selects & shapes all other components to fit in with the original vision for the instrument. His total involvement in every step of the process, other than being personally gratifying, ensures that consistently excellentinstruments are created, not just guitars.

Fabrizio offers a classical and three steel string models.

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