I started building guitars in 2003 thanks to my passion for music and for this instrument that I have been playing since 1995.

Since I am a guitar player first, I can understand the various needs of a musician; that’s why each one of my guitars is customizable both from the point of view of the playability and the exterior look. This is because I think that the musician has not to adapt to the instrument, but the instrument has to meet the needs of the guitar player. I first started by attending the workshop of Master Mario Novelli, manufacturer of classical guitars, and then driven by the passion for jazz music, I went on studying the manufacturing of Archtop (thanks to the help of Master Bob Benedetto, too) and Manouche guitars (Selmer-Maccaferri style). These guitars form the majority of my current production. I have a special preference for Gypsy Jazz music and Manouche guitars. Since there is little information about this kind of guitars, my experience is based on various building trials and on the use of different kinds of woods; but I mainly spent a lot of time on different changes on the set-up of the guitar.

Workshop Mauro Freschi Guitars