It was 1987 when I had the luck of meeting Andrea Ballarin called “Manne”, who had just started to build guitars and basses. I was completely taken by one of his guitars and I decided to have one built expressly for me. Perfect decision! We decided on the features and after some weeks I got my “gem” (jewel)! Fantastic, the guitar I always dreamed of.
As happens in a perfect match, I never let her down or cheated on her. After 25 years, it is the same jewel as it was in 1987, just some touch-up for maintenance or to satisfy my current musical requirements. But thanks to Andrea, all is always OK. So I’m ready to celebrate the 25 years “silver jubilee” .
I am sure the guitar will be ok and ready for another 25, so to celebrate the “golden jubilee” … I just I wish to say the same about me!!!
Silvano “Manego” Merlo