Di Donato Guitars was born several years ago as a workshop for the craft and repair of classical string instruments near Venice, Italy. A few years later the workshop moved to Padua.
Here, all by himself, Enrico Di Donato still makes one instrument at a time, a tailored suit dedicated to each Customer, always remaining faithful to Tradition but without neglecting modern materials.
For Enrico Di Donato the guitar must be an object capable of transmitting emotions at all times: since when it is played to when it is placed in the case or hung on the wall like a work of art.
His instruments were presented at the most important trade shows around the World: from Frankfurt and Milan to Berlin and Los Angeles, and they were also exhibited at the Art Basel in Miami and at the National Guitar Museum in the United States.
“There are many people who would build guitars, and there are few who craft dreams – Enrico is one of those people. Through his vast knowledge of musical instrument construction, woods, electronics, and various other areas of expertise, Enrico was able to bring to life the vision I had of for the guitar. Enrico is a great listener, and leaves no stone unturned. Also, he does not take “it cannot be done” for an answer! For example, during the building process there was a specific element that I wanted to achieve where he could have said “sorry, that just cannot be done”, and I would definitely have understood and said “no problem” – but no, Enrico tried and tried again… until he got the result he was after! A quick word about Enrico’s wood selection: the woods he selects and uses, whether figured or not, are not just “great”, they are all “amazing pieces” and definitely sublimate the instrument’s potential. Finally, I would like to say that Enrico is a wonderful luthier and human being, and that it was a real pleasure and satisfying experience to have a guitar project with him. I highly recommend Enrico’s work if you are looking for an instrument that would be unique, superbly constructed, and offer a unique sound.