Valerio Licari makes mainly classical and modern crossover guitars. Several stages of his training proved crucial to the development of his personal method. At the university in Rome he studied the history of musical instruments and the physical properties of sound. At the International School of Violin Making in Cremona he learnt the well-known Stradivarius method of bowed instrument craft. His internship in Malaga with master Daniele Chiesa had a massive influence on his approach to building Spanish guitars, which he built on during several active years in Granada, refining his personal style and method.
My passion for the guitar as an ever-evolving instrument has led me to find new and innovative solutions, whilst staying true to traditional Spanish and Italian techniques. The HGGS is a great opportunity for me to present my work side by side with that of so many great colleagues.