Nicholas Cioni – Guitar Maker
I began working on my own guitars when I was 13, which was at the same time as I was learning to play. By the age of 16, I was modifying, disassembling, re-building, and re-finishing guitars as a hobby. I started studying instrument making by 2005 as I became a better musician, and built my first classical guitar when I was 21 while apprenticing for another guitar maker (Gary Bray) in 2006. I’ve found that, after my family, building and playing guitars is one of the few constants in my life.
I give my customers a lifetime guarantee… that is I guarantee that I’ll work on or repair any guitars that I build for the rest of my life because the guitars I make will more than likely out live me. One of the most amazing qualities of a hand made instrument is its longevity, which can extend well past 200 – 300 years if it is cared for and occasional maintenance to the finish is performed when wear or other damage occurs. The greatest fear that most musicians seem to have with regard to hand built guitars is weather or not a Luthier will stand behind their work or offer affordable services years after an instrument is sold.
If one of my guitars ever fails due to my construction technique or a material failure, the necessary work to repair the instrument will be free. Rest assured that I will be available to make adjustments or perform a repair on any of my hand made instruments if it’s needed.
Guitar Maker Since 2006