A not-too-serious guide to choosing an instrument.
Test n° 1: Why a new instrument?
Sometimes a new instrument is bought because:…
“There is a wish for a new object”… Buy a new mobile phone or a computer.
“You are enraptured by an aesthetical charm”… Watch the Miss Universe final.
“It’s the latest trend”… Go to D&G or Armani.
“A magazine reports its amazing properties”… Go and test it yourself.
“You wish to emulate your hero”… Rediscover yourself.
“You have new needs and are in search of new stimuli”… You do need a new instrument; go to Test n°2.
“I never heard anything about ITALIAN instruments”… That is neither a good excuse, nor a good answer.
“Italian girls look good, food and cars are good too”… Let’s say, you are right, but you are not on the right path.
“Original, innovative, good sounding and great features”… Ok. You can now proceed to Test N° 3.
Test n° 3: Why a Manne instrument?
Here are five good reasons to be “Manne-ized”:
SOUND - If you take a look at our players’ list, you will notice that our instruments are used by some of the best Italian pro musicians and some international renowned players. Italian names are very common worldwide among top musicians as music is a talent in our blood. All these players choose our instruments to let them express their “Inner Art”. After many years, we are now ready to be recognized worldwide!
QUALITY - From wood to pick-ups, from the engineering to the workmanship, our target is to offer high performing, reliable and highly-playable instruments. We keep refining the results, aiming to achieve the best. Quality, from our point of view, is not a first view precision but an inner development. It is developing a new bridge, such as the bass piezo bridge, to optimize the sound response, or developing a special neck construction to optimize long-term reliability.
ASSISTANCE - One e-mail and you will get in touch directly with the builder of your instrument. We simply wish to have all-satisfied customers! We spend a lot of time receiving comments, ideas from our customers and to supply suggestions, and to let them feel they are not alone out there…
ORIGINALITY - Original for the form and for the substance, not just to impress, but to give a better player/instrument interface, to improve the playability and enlarge the sonic capabilities. Check out our bodies: they assure good balance, access to upper frets and, last but not the least, unique aesthetics. Take our Semiacustica or Acoustibass: they are one-of-a-kind instruments, on the cutting edge of the sonic frontier. Where does this come from ? It comes from many years of work away from the usual luthier’s attitude of buying readymade parts or copying others. Italy is not an island but we have an evolution typical of large islands. We found our way on our own. So the results are … different.
FEEL - Our instruments have a special feel. Anyone testing an instrument perceives it. It is the result of small details as in the location of the strap holders, the shaping of bodies, the shaping of necks and the fretboard work. We have some players who report a real “addiction”, foregoing their old axes and continuing to enlarge their Manne family!
Convinced? Still Curious? Well …. you passed the tests! Go on studying the site!
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