• Year: 2020
  • Country: Italy
  • Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Top: Spruce
  • Scale Length: 650mm
  • Finish: French Polish
  • Nut Width: 51mm
  • Case: Yes


Since 1994, Giancarlo Nannoni has dedicated his life to the continuous pursuit and passion of traditional classical guitar making. Since a young boy, he has studied and played the guitar and other instruments at an amateur level covering many different musical genres. While studying the violin, he had the opportunity to visit the violin maker Contavalli in Imola where he first became fascinated by the raw materials, tools and smells that filled his small workshop with atmosphere. Looking back, Giancarlo believes his first desire to build an instrument came from those visits.

His studies in lutherie included all topics related to physics and acoustics in the field of classical guitar construction, as well as visiting museums and collections to deepen his understanding of the work of the great luthiers of the past. Giancarlo has tirelessly attended many of the main exhibitions in various cities of Italy and he has lectured on violin making in public and private schools. His instruments are played in Italy and abroad by many conservatory teachers and young concert players who have won international guitar competitions.


Giancarlo Nannoni credits Hermann Hauser I as his primary inspiration for his traditional instruments. He borrows heavily from the Hauser design, but with several small modifications of his own to make what he calls his "contemporary" model - in addition to the 7 Hauser braces it has 6 very thin braces which pass underneath the main fans to form a light lattice. The rest of the structure (plantilla, dimensions and depth of the box) is exactly the same as the 1937 Hauser immortalized by Andres Segovia. His desire is to produce a traditional, beautiful sound, with a full-bodied low register balanced with bright and precise trebles. And this guitar has these qualities in spades, as well as a great amount of volume, easily filling virtually any concert hall with ease.

His aesthetic details are his own with his own designs based on traditional shapes and color combinations. Tuners are Alessi and the guitar is French polished. Overall a very lovely guitar all around. Giancarlo has named this guitar "Ambrosia" which is a reference to the food or drink of the Greek gods, often depicted as conferring longevity or immortality upon whoever consumed it. So long live the future owner of this fine instrument!

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  • Giancarlo Nannoni
  • Ambrosia
  • French Polish
  • 2022
Made In
  • Italy

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