Model 70

“Vacationing at my grandmother’s house was like traveling to the past,” says Leo. “She had all these fancy furniture pieces from the seventies, both modern and retro at the same time.” Such memories from childhood resonate in this strange electric guitar.

For starters, it redefines the notion of a guitar’s soundhole in a way not seen in other instruments. And then, this guitar marks a transition in Leo’s works: From traditional guitars (i.e., intended to be played) to sculptures. Such transition will be evident in the following pages.

(Text: Gardenia Fair, from “Catalogue Raisonné – Leo Lospennato Guitars”)