Lukas Milani

luthier

Concerto Model

a classical guitar higly responsive, easy to play, colourful, and powerful.
Tradition and innovation join to achieve a professional instrument, satisfying those who desire the highest level of musical expression.

Specs:

Speaking String Lenghth: 650 mm
Lower bout: 360mm
Upper bout: 278mm
Waist: 230mm
Body size: 484mm
Sides height: 97/87mm
Neck height at nut: 21.5mm
Neck height at 12th fret: 23.5mm
Neck width at nut: 52mm
Neck width at 12th fret: 62mm
Soundboard bracing patters: Traditional fan struts
Strings space at bridge: 57.5mm
Body resonance: F
Weight(net): 1400gr
Varnish: Shellac
Tuners: Alessi/Schertler

Woods

Sounboard: Spruce, Cedar
Back and Sides: Rosewood, Cypress, Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony/maple
Neck: Spanish Cedar
Headstock: Rosewood;
Internal Rims: maple
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle and Nut: Cow Bone

Conservatorio Model

a classical guitar for students. An affordable option that preserves musical expression.

Specs:

Speaking String Lenghth: 650 mm
Lower bout: 360mm
Upper bout: 278mm
Waist: 230mm
Body size: 484mm
Sides height: 97/87mm
Neck height at nut: 21.5mm
Neck height at 12th fret: 23.5mm
Neck width at nut: 52mm
Neck width at 12th fret: 62mm
Strings space at bridge: 57.5mm
Soundboard bracing patters: Traditional fan struts
Body resonance: F
Weight(net): 1400gr
Varnish: Satin Shellac
Tuners: Gotoh

Woods

Sounboard: Spruce, Cedar
Back and Sides: Rosewood, Cypress
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck: Spanish Cedar
Headstock: Rosewood;
Internal Rims: maple
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle and Nut: Cow Bone

Crossover Model

a nylon string guitar with steel guitar feature, comfortable to play, stylish and practical.
It's a versatile instrument able to satisfy different musical styles.

Specs:

Speaking String Lenghth: 650 mm
Lower bout: 360mm
Upper bout: 278mm
Waist: 230mm
Body size: 484mm
Sides height: 97/87mm
Neck height at nut: 21.5mm
Neck height at 12th fret: 23.5mm
Neck width at nut: 52mm
Neck width at 12th fret: 62mm
Strings space at bridge: 57.5mm
Soundboard bracing patters: Traditional fan struts
Body resonance: G
Weight(net): 1400gr
Varnish: Shellac
Tuners: Schertler
Amplification: Piezo discs

Woods

Sounboard: Cedar
Back and Sides: Rosewood, Cypress, Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony/maple
Neck: Spanish Cedar
Headstock: Rosewood;
Internal Rims: maple
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle and Nut: Cow Bone

Construction

A Concerto Model guitar takes about 6 months to be made: there are about seventy parts to be glued, sanded and varnished from selected air dried tonewoods; particular care must be taken to let glues dry properly at right humidity conditions.

Any part of the instrument is accurately planned and designed, so that it can be functional both in structure and sound production.
Parameters like resonancies, sustain, volume, dynamic range, tone partials are carefully checked and improved instrument after instrument.

The nature of the work is handmade, thus preserving wood peculiarity and potentials.
Assembly techniques require patience and experience to make guitars sound as a 'work of art'.

Biography

Lukas Milani had his first luthery teachings from Bruno Barnes. In 1996 opened his first workshop in Vicenza, Italy. In 2001 he moved his business to Greece, deepening his knowledge about mediterranean musical instruments. Back to Italy in 2008 he approached pianos, violins and drums thus widening his competency in guitarmaking. He worked on several guitar models focusing on classical construction.
His instruments are currently played in several countries.

Contacts

Lukas Milani lives and works in Vicenza, Italy.
Prices, details, exhibitions can be enquired to milaniguitars@gmail.com