The peculiar feature of this project, what really make those guitars different from all others, is the style of the body finishing, or “decoration”. The body itself is made from an unique piece of fine italian poplar wood, handcarved by the artist Giambattista Donati in his peculiar style and only using traditional tools. The wood is chiseled and left almost raw, then coloured with a light skin of transparent water paint which reveals the grain of the wood and makes tricks of light and illusions all over the surface, giving this beautiful and unusual “primitive” appearance.
The prototype, called Zero.Zero, was finished in the early days of March 2015 and yet in the same month made its official debut at the 7th SMUA Fair in Darfo Boario Terme, where immediately picked up a great public consent, earning several reviews, articles, news, interviews and posts on local and national newspapers, radios, TVs, blogs and social networks including TeleBoario, PiùValli TV, Giornale di Brescia, Bresciaoggi, Il Giorno, Malonno News, Guitar Magazine, Passion Guitare and others (see Press section).
Pleased and encouraged by the success of the first experiment, we decided to make three more guitars: Zero.1, Zero.2 and Zero.3, quite similar to the prototype, but each with its own peculiar finiture and decoration. After “wandering” the three Artigianato Camuno shops in Boario Terme, Braone and Ponte di Legno for a while, the three instruments partecipated at the 16th edition of “ImmaginArti” fair in Pescarzo di Capo di Ponte, at the 16th edition of the “Mostra Mercato” fair in Bienno and at the “Mostra dell’Artigianato” fair in Malonno, often played by some musicians friends and by the public, creating suggestive duets in the streets of those ancestral alpine villages.
- body: poplar (single piece, origin: Lombardy, northern Italy)
- neck: maple
- fretboard: rosewood, 24 frets
- scale: 25.50“/ 647.70 mm
- pickups: 2 humbuckers Saga Magnets USA 9K
- bridge: chrome stop bars and tune-o-matic
- machine heads: 3 per side, chrome
- potentiometers: tone 500k / volume 500k
- wwitch: 3-way LP type
Price: Eur 750,00 + taxes + shipping (hardshell case included)
Even without famous brands, the instrument mounts good quality components from Europe and United States. Magnets, machine heads and bridge can also be easily replaced by the purchaser or, upon request, prior to purchase, depending on personal requests and needs. In addition we can also produce brand new instruments on demand, (with customizable shape, color and components) with the peculiar “Zero” finish. Feel free to ask for quotations and budget.