Hi, this is the face behind Liuteria Bottone.
I am a music geek, a classically trained multi-instrumentalist with a love for handcrafts.
In my mid-40s I turned my guitar repairing skills into a real profession and never looked back.
Prior to that, I have had extensive careers in live sound engineering, music journalism, and tour management. I have also devoted my time to a few endeavours unrelated to music like getting a Law Degree and working at Google.
I like radical changes.
I initially got into guitar building as a way to advance my ability to understand and repair guitars. However, after completing my first instrument making course in Dublin, Ireland, I decided to pack my bags and move to Sweden to dig deeper into this art.
I am now a 2nd year student at Musikinstrumentakademien, the Stockholm school of luthiery.
On this website you'll find some shots of my builds. More and better will come.