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.