Classical Guitar Maker Enrico Bottelli

Enrico Bottelli was born in Milano, Italy in 1961. He has been building classical guitars slowly, meticulously, lovingly since 1988. His magnificent concert instruments are esteemed world wide by professional musicians and collectors for their elegant, highly responsive musical attributes, refined visual beauty and precise craftsmanship.

His first experience in luthiery was in 1981 under the guidance of master Italian luthier Carlo Raspagni. Since then Enrico Bottelli's experience has continued to grow and expand, becoming especially broad and deep. In 1988 he studied the innovative Kasha system under U.S luthier Richard Schneider. In 1994 and 1995, he studied the traditional Spanish approach to classical guitar making under the great twentieth century Spanish master, José Luis Romanillos. It was as a result of his intense study with Jose Romanillos that Enrico Bottelli discovered the pivotal, early 20th century work of other great Spanish masters.

Enrico Bottelli's concert guitars derive much inspiration from the iconic guitars of Antonio. de Torres, Enrique Garcia, Hermann Hauser I, Jose Romanillos and David Rubio, whose instruments he has examined and studied extensively and whose refined sound and visual art continue to fascinate him.

Today, Enrico Bottelli handcrafts an unusually responsive, lightweight, traditionally inspired classical guitar. His instruments are known for their musicality, wide range of delicate tone colors and balanced blend of deep bass notes, warm mid-range and clear, round, well defined singing trebles .As a result of his careful choice of rare, select tone woods, his guitars further stand out for their unblemished craftsmanship, refined detail and aesthetic elegance.

Enrico Bottelli's work has been displayed at numerous important exhibitions and conventions in Italy, Europe and the U.S.A. His rare, much sought after art guitars are offered exclusively by the most select dealers in Europe, U.S.A and Japan. (Learn more).