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Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Tacchi took an interest in creating musical instruments from an early age, building his first guitar at age 15. In 1977, he began studying guitar making with Argentinian luthier Ricardo Brané. After Brané’s death, Tacchi traveled to Spain, England, France, and the United States to study with various masters, going in 1981 to Spain to meet with many Spanish luthiers including Paulino Bernabe Senior, José Ramírez, Francisco and Gabriel Fleta to get their critical opinions and advice on his guitar making. With the same goal in mind, he went twice to England to consult with José Romanillos.
Most importantly, during the early 1980s, Tacchi went several times to Paris to visit with Robert Bouchet and Daniel Friederich in their workshops, always with the objective in mind of growing as a luthier through their advice.
Tacchi has built over 350 guitars, some owned by guitarists including Filomena Moretti, Flavio Cucchi, Carlo Marchione, Antigoni Goni, Robert Gruca, Colin Davin, Minoru Inagaki, and Marcelo Kayath. Two of his guitars are in the collection of the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Italy.
The first time I ever played a Tacchi guitar I knew Andrea Tacchi was creating something special for guitarist. Each note is strong, pure and full of emotion. Among my very favorite concert guitars.