My objective is to make guitars that are both modern and traditional.
Modern in handling, easy and immediate in the sound emission, providing balance and support in all ranges (even high ranges) as well as volume and sound power, allowing fast and extended dynamic changes.
Traditional in its intimate and poetic voice, soothing, deep and clear. Traditional in its adaptability, allowing shades of timbre and variations from clear and cristal to profound and warm.
To do this, I use a combination of traditional and modern techniques. Traditional by applying fan bracing and Spanish style neck joint.
Modern in the innovative materials used in the composite assembly of the soundboard (doubletop).
I have always sought to understand the physics behind sound production. In addition to touching, tapping and bending the wood, I use acoustical measurement techniques such as modal analysis and frequency response functions.
This approach guarantees an acoustic result in my instruments that is constant.
In 2001 he won third prize at the 5th International Guitar Making Competition of Baveno. He has restored and developed several original historical instruments including Guadagnini, Panormo, Pascual, Galan, Gallinotti, Fleta, Romanillos, Monch …. He took-over various dimensional measurements of important historical instruments, including Torres, Hauser, Bouchet, Fleta …. He constantly participate in major guitar festivals, holding seminars and conferences on technical and organological guitar features. Its goal is to produce high quality guitars, from both acoustically and aesthetically point of view, instruments that communicate elegance, refinement and acoustic harmony, into a unique modern style and in compliance with the very best tradition. The all production is made by hand, in the guitar-making workshop in Lecco.
Mirko Migliorini graduated in 2002 in the prestigious “Civica Scuola di Liuteria in Milano”.
After attending several renowned luthier workshops, he began to create his own instruments following his own philosophy. Instantly, his instruments are recognized because of their de- sign features, refined style and high quality.
In 2001 Mirko won third prize at the 5th International Guitar Making Competition of Baveno. He restored and developed several original historical instruments including Guadagnini, Panormo, Pascual, Galan, Gallinotti, Fleta, Romanillos, Monch, etc.
He took various dimensional measurements of important hi- storical instruments, including Torres, Hauser, Bouchet and Fleta in order to study them.
He has always participated in major Guitar Festivals, holding seminars and conferences on technical and organological guitar features.
In October of 2021 Mirko recived the “Golden Guitar”, a very important recognition to Lutherie assigned during the “26th International Guitar Conference” of Milan, an award that only a few luthiers have received.
His goal is to produce high quality guitars in regards to acoustics and aesthetics, that communicate elegant, refined instruments in a unique modern style following the very best traditions of guitar making.
All guitars are exclusively handmade in his workshop in Lecco.
The sound quality of a guitar depends particularly on the fan bracing used under the soundboard. The first examples of thin strips of wood supporting the bridge glued inside the soundboard appeared towards the end of the 1700’s in the SANGUINO guitars, with only had three bars, and then progressively evolved in number, layout and shape in the models of BENEDICT, PAGÉS, MUNOA and PANORMO. In the 1850’s, the evolution of the fan bracing was completed with the TORRES instrument which presented the 7 fan bracing, we all know.