Francesco is a professional luthier with over 18 years of experience, and we are excited to have him and his diverse experience on our team! He is originally from Morlupo, Italy, a small town just north of Rome. Francesco graduated from the International Luthier School of Cremona’s three year violin and bow making program in 2001. The prestigious program has also adopted the name, International Professional Institute of Violin Making and Woodcraft, and it has been in operation in Cremona, Italy, since 1938. For over four years, Francesco worked aside Sergio Gregorat, a famous Italian bass luthier, just outside of Rome, Italy where he strengthened his skill set. He also operated his own violin workshop in Italy for over a decade, where he built and restored stringed instruments, and offered repair work on both acoustic and electric instruments. His specialties include repair and restoration on upright bass as well as arch top guitars, although his broad skill set allows him to work on all instruments in the shop.