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Martino Quintavalla designs and builds stringed musical instruments, particularly mandolins, in his workshop in Bianzone, a small village in Valtellina, Italy.

The instruments are conceived starting from the musicians requirements: timbre, intensity and playability and realized with the skillful use of old and new materials and advanced scientific techniques.

Who I am

I have always been a curious person and a lover of handmade objects.  For this reason I decided to build good musical instruments for myself. This triggered the spark that brought me to lutherie. See more

Philosophy and innovation

The instruments i build feature several innovative elements that are often invisible but can be noticed as soon as the instrument is played. These details come from a long research in musical acoustics and materials engineering. See more


All my instruments are unique and realized to meet the requirement of the musicians in terms of timbre, sound intensity and playability, using old and new materials and advanced scientific techniques. See more

Upcoming events

1-4 August 2024 - Luthier's corner

Laroche sur Foron – Haute Savoie – France

Workshop of acoustics for luthiers within the Masterclass of lutherie

More info here 

June 2023

25th March 2023

5-6 and 13-14 December 2022

23rd – 25th September 2022
Cremona Mandolini in Mostra
 @ Cremona Mondomusica

Check out the complete program here

14 -15 December 2021

Workshop di Acustica per liutai

Applicare la scienza in liuteria: acquisire gli strumenti per comprendere il funzionamento degli strumenti e per progettarli secondo le proprie esigenze

Presso: Laboratorio di Liuteria

Via Pellegrino Rossi n° 5, 20161, Milano (MI)

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