Mattia Maglio - Luthier

Mattia Maglio, master luthier from Salento, South Italy

 


 

PONGA  series

Gianna Greco is performing on an artisanal bass (named "Ponga"), specially built for her by the famous Italian luthier Mattia Maglio. It is an improvement of a Rickenbacker 4001 model, with much more attack but also much more sustain. Tuned  D G C F.

 

Neck through 5 pieces khaya/Pau ferro

Hollow body wings: khaya

Top: european flamed maple

Fingerboard : Gabon ebony with flamed maple binding (16" radious)

Scale: 35"

Nut: ebony

Headplate: european flamed maple

Inlays : mother of pearl

Tuners: gotoh

Bridge: individual saddles

Pickups: nordstrand 

Controls: 2 volumes, 1 tone with coil splitting

Strings: Rotosound monel flatwound RS77LE 50 75 95 110

Travel light to travel far: YRA  series, travelling bass & guitar 


The first law for Gianna Greco and François R. Cambuzat is to travel as light as possible, in order to go as far as possible. Tours go from Africa to China, Central Asia, Australia, Turkey, Europe, American Empire, etc...

YRA  bass
When flying far, not to put her bass in the hold, Gianna Greco asked Mattia Maglio to create a full-scale removable instrument (named "Yra") whose neck is repositioned using 3 screws & an adjustable truss rod. A wonderful little devil, with even more attack and -incredible- an even more longer sustain.

 

Body: khaya

Neck: flamed european maple

Fingerboard: indian ebony (compound radious 10"-16")

Frets: medium jumbo

Pickups: Mec humbucker soapbars

Nut: ebony

Scale:35"

Bridge: headless system

Controls: 2 volumes, 1 tone

Satin finish
Strings: Rotosound monel flatwound RS77LE 50 75 95 110
Total measurements when assembled:
  H: 100 cm
  l: 32 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



YRA guitar 

When flying far abroad, François R. Cambuzat, not to put his awesome vintage Fender Telecaster in the hold, asked as well Mattia Maglio to build a full-scale portable instrument with a removable guitar neck, using the same system as Gianna’s bass (3 screws, adjustable truss rod).

Body: poplar

Neck: european maple

Fingerboard: indian ebony (compound radious 10"-16")

Frets: medium jumbo

Neck pickup: diMarzio dp181

Bridge pickup: diMarzio dp 184

Nut: ebony

Scale: 25.5"

Bridge: headless system

Controls: 1 selector , 1 volume, 1 tone with coil splitting 

Black satin finish
Strings: D’Addario XL110 Nickel Wound

Total measurements when assembled:
  H: 80 cm
  l: 32 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Gianna Greco and François R. Cambuzat highly recommend Mattia's instruments. High precision, perfect finish, maximum solidity.The guitars are designed and customized together. Shipping abroad is absolutely not a problem.
 

Contact Mattia Maglio : telephone, facebookmail

WOMADelaide, Australia - Pic Kym Rogers

WOMADelaide, Australia - Pic Kym Rogers

WOMADelaide, Australia - Pic Kerrie Geier

WOMADelaide, Australia - Pic Kym Rogers

WOMADelaide, Australia - Pic Alexander Hallag

WOMADelaide, Australia - Pic Kerrie Geier

WOMADelaide, Australia - Pic José Arantes

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Officials photos by

Renaud de Foville
& Carlo Mazzotta.