Art and music
In 2016 Mattia Franchin gives birth to the Franchin Guitars project, which is born form the blend of his two great passions, art and music. With artistic training himself, he soon surrounds himself with a team of artists of the Fine Arts Academy of Venice, as well as with technician luthiers.
The brand distinguishes itself from the beginning for the quality of their metallic-leaf finishes (also in the relic version), which are still today the true emblem of the brand.
Today we build musical instruments and accessories decorated with various artistic techniques, from metallic leaf to hand-drawing. But we also do classic relic nitro finishes, including replicas of famous instruments, like John Mayer’s Black1 and Jimmy Hendrix’s Monterey.
All our bodies and necks are made in Italy using a selection of the best woods available, well-seasoned and resonant. We only use pieces built with CNC machines, which guarantee a pinpoint precision and the compatibility with all equipment on the market.
We use high-quality paints, specific for stringed instruments, to highlight the sound qualities of wood.
Relic finishes are made drawing inspiration from the finest vintage pieces and taking into account the grain of the wood, thereby creating a realistic and refined effect.
The whole finishing process is carried out in our lab in Monticello Conte Otto (near Vicenza, Italy). Every piece is unique, built with selected materials and with a refined and carefully detailed manufacturing. The processes are long and complex, but they guarantee a finish of excellent quality, indeed a feature that has always distinguished Italian-made products.
We develop every project with the aim of offering a quality instrument that blends art and music in itself.
- alder, swamp ash
- matallic leaf (gold, silver, copper)
- nitro paint
- transparent polyurethane paint
- Glossy: metallic leaf refined with glossy transparent paint
- Impressionist: metallic leaf with irregular texture refined with glossy transparent paint
- Relic: nitro paint and aged effect
Founder, CEO and artist
Administration and web manager
Master luthier and pickups specialist