GALLERY: Guitar Heroes – Legendary Craftsmen from
John Monteleone, Islip, New York, 2008
One of the modern successors to D’Angelico and D’Aquisto’s New York City luthierie school is John Monteleone. Monteleone honed his repair skills in the legendary Mandolin Brothers store before beginning a relationship with James D’Aquisto in the 1970s. He introduced his Grand Artist mandolin in 1977 with modern performance improvements, and began building modern archtops in the late 1980s.