This is an unusual spotlight piece, because I think it’s the first non-UK luthier that I’ve featured – although I met the luthier in question in England. Luigi Valenti is Italian, but he was working at Crimson Guitars when I did my guitar build there in November 2016. Since then, he has moved back to Italy and started his own company, Valenti Guitars.
Luigi has developed three main models, the Nebula, Callisto and Pulsar. They all look rather stunning, and he will customise them according to your wishes when you order one. These are early days for Valenti Guitars and so he has only recently finished the prototypes, but they look very promising.
I wish Luigi every success for the future, both with his luthiery and with the other reasons for his return to Italy!