What they say about my guitars

I have been following the work of Donatella Salvato for some years. Just as there are excellent guitar players, there are also excellent guitar builders. Due to the passion, patience and intelligence with which she conducts her investigations and work I am confident that she will achieve the great results which I, with esteem and affection, expect of her.

Angelo Gilardino (Composer, guitarist, teacher, researcher and author)


I personally like the colour and timbre of Donatella Salvato's guitars. Their sound is warm and flexible with a huge range of subtle nuances. They are also particularly easy to play, and the accuracy and precision of the fretboard reveal her high skills as a luthier. Every little detail is very precisely taken into consideration in her guitars. Donatella continues her family's long tradition of wood-working by creating true works of art which sing clearly with a most beautiful tone.

Alberto Mesirca (Concert guitarist)


The guitars of Donatella Salvato tell of expert craftmanship guided by extraordinary sensitivity. They are comfortable to play, with a beautiful sound and possess that rare characteristic of being able to express those special moments in musical interpretation which the guitar repertoire obliges. Possibly, as each guitar bears a woman’s name, all of them clearly manifest the intelligence, subtelty and beauty that they all possess.

José Luis Ruiz del Puerto (Concert guitarist, Valencia)


The guitars created by Donatella Salvato are rich and profound in tonal colours, with beautiful sonorities throughout the fingerboard. Each instrument has a distinct personality of immense warmth and responsiveness. It was a joy to discover such guitars - Donatella Salvato is a worthy contemporary representative of the magnificent and long established Italian traditions of instrument making.

Graham Wade (Guitarist, author and researcher)


A guitar from Donatella Salvato is always a joy and a pleasure to play. Each one is unique, at the same time they are all identifiable with the characteristics in all guitars from this workshop - a beautiful sound and subtle powers of expression. The workmanship is immaculate and they are very fairly priced.

Michael Macmeeken (Founder, Chanterelle Verlag)


The guitars of Donatella Salvato possess a crystalline and clear sound which is both fresh and charming. They are the ideal companion for any player of the six strings.

Giulio Tampalini (Concert Guitarist)


The guitars of Donatella Salvato are very special, they are rich in colour and poetry and possess every quality that the sensitive and intelligent guitarist needs.

Christian Saggese (Concert Guitarist)




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