About Luthier Fabio Zontini and Zontini Guitars from www.zontiniguitars.com
Fabio was born in Milan on September 3rd, 1971. Along with his love for music and for the guitar, his meeting in 1992 with Master Luthier Carlo Raspagni in the latter's workshop introduced him to the fine art of luthiery. In the same year he enrolled in the Civica Scuola di Liuteria of Milan, where in 1996 he received the diploma of Master Luthier and Restorer.
He has carried out researches and surveys on original instruments by legendary Hermann Hauser, Francisco Simplicio, Robert Bouchet and Pietro Gallinotti, in order to achieve a better understanding of their methods. At the Museu de la Música of Barcelona, he has carefully studied the 1859 guitar once belonging to Miguel Llobet and the famous 1862 'Papier Maché' cardboard guitar (a copy of which he made in 2005), both built by Antonio De Torres.
He has taken part in many national and international exhibits and given lectures and lessons in Italian and foreign Conservatories, music schools and guitar festivals (including the Brno Festival in the Czech Republic, the Issoudun Festival in France, the Querétaro Festival in Mexico).
He is a member of ALI, the association of Italian Professional Luthiers.
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