The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Gaetano Vinaccia

Gaetano Vinaccia is regarded as one of the key creators of the modern guitar, with his influential instruments appearing from 1776 in Naples, Italy.

Vinaccia lived in Naples, from approximately 1758 to 1831, as part of a family of instrument builders.  

The Vinaccia guitar was quickly copied by other prominent builders, including one Antonio Torres Jurado, who himself set the standards and format  for the modern Classical Guitar. 

Vinaccia also built other instruments, including violins, at least one cello.   Many of his extant instruments are in museum collections. 

 

Gaetano Vinaccia at The Twelfth Fret