Agostino Carella (Toronto, 27 August 1964) was born from Italian parents in Canada, destination for lute makers all over the world for the presence of precious woods. There Agostino become interested in guitars and particularly in its construction.
An admirer of the great Canadian lute maker Jean Larrivèe, he attended some luthier laboratories in Toronto from which he learned the secrets of the resonances of the woods and the basic techniques of construction and repair of guitars.
He consecrates part of his time experimenting with the electronics applied to the guitar. At the age of 20 he moved with his family to Italy, to his parents' home city Acquaviva delle Fonti (BA), where in addition to helping the family business, he took up repairing electric guitars.
Subsequently he built some custom models, experimenting more and more refined construction techniques of traditional lutherie togheter with the use of digital control cutters.
Nowadays Agostino produces intruments for some well-known Italian and international guitarists, who have chosen him because he doesn’t just build quality guitars, but tooks it one step further.
Agostin Custom Guitars was created through tireless research and development. We have spent countless hours on developing our new neck joint design, which brings us far beyond our competitors.
The experience gained in the last 20 years repairing and modifying guitars has given us a sense of what the musicians really want and need. What is needed is an extremely dynamic guitar capable of creating tension and feeling with a simple touch of the fingers.
In Agostin Custom Guitars instruments all this is possible thanks our unique neck joint design. We made it full excess to the upper frets plus improving the stability of the whole structure. Our neck joints will support the body with no screws or glue, and once the neck is in its place, you can forget about moving it.
Great tone starts with great wood. We use nothing but the highest quality master grade tone woods available for our instruments. The materials are hand selected and "tap matched" to ensure a dynamic and acoustically alive instrument. In all, the pieces get a rough cut on CNC machines, and the rest of the work is defined by hand.
All guitars are finished in a nitro-cellulose lacquer to allow for maximum resonance with minimum finish buildup. For every single guitar, our ultimate goal is to create a truly extraordinary instrument that brings look, balance, tone and playability to a whole new level.