- acoustic guitars
- classical guitars
Italian Guitars was founded by Aldo Illotta. Aldo was born in Borgosesia in 1970, where he still lives and works. He graduated from the Civic School of Luthiery in Milan with a thesis on the guitars of the Guadagnini family of Turin carried out under the guidance of Lorenzo Girodo. At the luthiery school in Milan he was, for eight years, a workshop teacher for the construction of plucked instruments, the modern luthiery division, guitars, as well as free courses for beginners. In addition to the restoration and reconstruction of historical guitars and mandolins Aldo makes classical and acoustic modern guitars also small size instruments for children.
He has exhibited his instruments at countless luthiery exhibitions: "Music messi" (Frankfurt), "Perugia Classico", "Disma Music Show" (Rimini), Ferrara, Milan, Monopoli, Syracuse, Parma, Mottola, "Mondo Musica" ( Cremona), "Acoustic guitar meeting" (Sarzana), "Acoustic Franciacorta", "ADGPA guitar international redenzvous" (Conegliano Veneto), "Festival de Issoudun" (France). He also organises specialization courses for guitarists and festivals, he organized luthiery meetings, creating opportunities for the exchange of information and opinions on the construction, restoration and use of the guitar ("Guitar Festival" of the Ossola Valley, "Guitar Festival" of Turin, "Guitar day" Caregno di Gardone - Val Trompia - "Festival Acoustic Franciacorta").
His skills were recognised officially in 2003 when he obtained from the Piedmont Region the recognition "Piedmont Artisan Excellence" for the construction and restoration of musical instruments.