"Every instrument is customized to order because every artist is unique" Ronaldo Orlandoni
Soon after his arrival to the United States in 1964, Ronaldo’s skills became well known and appreciated. He quickly established an international following and by the late 60s and early 70s, his clients, for whom he would build and customize guitars, is a veritable Who’s Who of rock and roll royalty. They include: Kiss, Blue Oyster Cult, 10cc, Peter Frampton, Spyro Gyra, The Outlaws, Edgar Winter, The Allman Brothers Band and Johnny Winter, to name a few. As his national and international fame grew, he also cultivated a faithful clientele of lesser known but equally talented local legends and unsung musical heroes.
Master Luthier Ronaldo Orlandoni & Disciple Douglas Salomone
A 30-year apprenticeship dedicated to craftsmanship and precision
Douglas Salomone has been the understudy of Maestro Orlandoni for 30 years. His hands on collaboration ensures that every instrument is crafted for precision and tone quality to meet the specifications of each individual artist.