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GALLERY: Guitar Heroes - Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York

Guitars from D’Angelico, D’Aquisto, Monteleone, and Italian craftsmen featured in The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Guitar Heroes Exhibit. Photos courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

John Monteleone, Islip, New York, 2008
"One of the modern successors to DуAngelico and DуAquistoуs 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 DуAquisto in the 1970s. He introduced his Grand Artist mandolin in 1977 with modern performance improvements, and began building modern archtops in the late 1980s."