Manne for Soundwave distribution

SWD is a new line of Manne instruments, produced from scratch in our shop in Schio, Italy, which will be distributed in brick and mortar shops by Soundwave distribution. Although sold at a [...]


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Guitar prices and artisanal values

Here is a nice video from Juha Ruogangas on the subject of guitar prices: There are many great points both for guitar makers and for guitarists. Here is my comment on [...]

30th anniversary

On 08 January has been our 30th anniversary. 2.716 instruments sold all around the world, some for top world renowned players, some others for incredibly passioned Manne fans. No time for [...]

Concept of progress

It is happening more and more often that I stop and wonder about what is supposed to be considered progress. Looks like there is a supposed progress (that is indeed well marketed like that) and a [...]

Tone Character of the Electric Guitar

article published on the catalog of 2016 Holy Grail Guitar Show , organized by EGB European Guitar Builders.   It’s a very common opinion among players that the tone of the electric guitar [...]

The Manne Difference

I have been privileged to act as the U.S. distributor for Manne Guitars during the past 10+ years. Acting in this role, I have learned many things about the guitar business. Today, there many [...]

Manne Direct Shop

We are working on a webstore to offer direct shopping to customers worldwide. Is available on the Manne website at /it/buy-online/ Instruments are available also on [...]

Manne instruments of ’80 & ’90

New FB page for “vintage” Manne instruments from the ’80 and ’90. We will add old pictures, and when available, pictures sent by owners.

Guitar Exchange Interview

“Andrea ‘Manne’ Ballarin is a benchmark of Italian lutherie, intended as art, tradition and innovation; an industry’s cornerstone at trade shows and exhibitions, whether in [...]

The theft of 12 Manne instruments

On 31 July agents of the investigation department of the penal section of Municipal Poznan (Poland) Police, arrested seven men suspected to be the responsible for the theft of 200,000 euros in [...]

Sense and story of my guitar making

Recently a European guitar builders association FB group had some interesting discussions with us about the definition of handmade guitars and the sense of what we are building. “I can say that [...]

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