Benjamin Paldacci Guitars
I strive to build my instruments with the finest Tone, Ergonomics & Aesthetics.
My name is Benjamin Paldacci, and I am a Luthier. I have always been, for as far long as I can remember, fascinated with wood and music. It all began as a child, by the fireplace of our old house, where my father used to tell me stories in the dark; Lit up with nothing but the dim light of the fire, gently falling asleep by the hearth. Yet, to this day, these moments still remains as some of the best of my young existence.
It’s been said that Philosophy is; «the capacity to marvel about everything that surrounds you.» As a craftsman, I try to inspire myself from each domain of craftsmanship there is out there, whether it be architecture, sculpture, or nature. As an artist, I find inspiration in people in whom I can related to. Therefore, other guitarmakers are obviously a big source of inspiration for me as well. They truly are artists, and they push me towards my better self on a daily basis.
Building a guitar is just like being a masterchef: You need to use the best ingredients to create the best end result as possible. Skills, experience, vision and precision are all fundamentals in the making of a wonderful instrument.
It is always a true challenge to find a new theme for each instrument, and to respect what I call “The holy trinity”: the rosette, the headstock, and the endgraft. I like to have an harmony of color, material and style for each of my guitar. I mainly use wood because it is organic and beautiful, but I remain an open-minded person therefore, I am always curious to discover new possibilities…
“Logo is a good way to make your guitars recognizable, headstock is a good way to make your guitars unique.”
I currently build four models: Auditorium, OO, Dreadnought & Nylon, with a cutaway version for each model as well. All guitars are fully customizable through multiple wood essences, should you have specific needs or desires. My marquetry work produce one-of-a-kind guitars, and I am proud to include it in my base price. I push myself to break the mold, expand my knowledge through an opened mindset and own my craft through the hundreds of different techniques implied in guitar making. It’s with this mindset that I focus and set out to achieve my goals. My objective is to build broad-sounding, responsive and lightweight guitars, which will in turn become the best “tool” for any musician who strives to shape his own sound.
It is with this newfound mentality that I take pride in saying that my instruments are a reflection of who I am, and I’m proud to show them to the world.