After many years of guitar building I understood what is worthy and what is not for the idea of luthiery I have in my mind.
I think the guitar is a tool, it’s the working tool of the guitarist, therefore it must be mainly easy to use, comfortable and reliable.
The common factor that connects these three features is simplicity.
A simple guitar is easy to use in live situations, it’s comfortable because every superfluous detail is omitted, and it is more reliable because if less factors are involved, less issues the guitar could have in the future.
Good tone and sustain are automatically reached if the whole construction is made impeccably, and, to obtain this, I use modern technology.
Electric guitars are precision tools, therefore I think precision tools are almost necessary to build them.
I’m convinced technology is not an enemy for a creative job like this, on the contrary, it could be a great way to expanse the creativity of the luthier.