To have a client like famed Swiss architect Res Knuchel is simply a piece of luck. As someone who appreciates beauty and whose job requires an open mindedness toward the new, he collaborated on the blueprint for what became our MASSARI model.
Res wanted an archtop, but not being a traditionalist, he was open to suggestions that were far removed from the mainstream. He gave us similar freedom about what wood choices to make. This led to a body made from very old flamed walnut, using wood that came from a staircase in a St. Moritz hotel! In other words, it could be said that heads of states, famous actors, and great poets have walked on the guitar!