Violin Maker
Massimo Nesi

Florence, Italy

This master maker, one of the closer followers of the inheritance left by the great Ansaldo Poggi, has a very special understanding and approach when making his instruments.With a classic view yet very personal character, his instruments combine modern and antique highlights.Read more

Short Bio

Full Name: Massimo Nesi


New making style: New


Master Maker

Background as musician

Modern Italian tradition

New Looking Style

Locally making

Florence, Italy

Maker Background

In 1990, Massimo Nesi started his career as a violin maker after meeting Giampaolo Savini, who became his mentor. By 1992, he began crafting his own musical instruments, primarily violins. Massimo passionately devoted his free time to his craft despite teaching violin at the Ferrara Conservatory.

Way before becoming a maker, Nesi had the opportunity to meet Ansaldo Poggi, as he owned one of Poggi's instruments. This encounter expanded Massimo's knowledge and skills as a luthier. Despite time constraints, he found immense satisfaction in his small-scale production and nurtured his passion through dedication and collaboration with Giampaolo.

Sadly, Giampaolo passed away in 2015, which only fueled Massimo's motivation to excel further in his craft. In the same year, Massimo was joined by his son, Edoardo, who started working then as his main apprentice at the workshop until 2018, when he started his own practice in collaboration.

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