Oral History Information
Dr. Alfio Leone was among the world’s best loved luthier of traditional Italian musical instruments. He learned his craft by years of studying the vintage instrument in the region of Sicily where he was born, established his factory, and where he passed away. In 1958 he changed the name of the company to Musikalia, where he worked day and night for many decades. “I’m not always sure which direction is home, after all I am in the shop from early until very early, but this is my life” he once said. Dr. Leone’s daughter worked side by side with her father and took over the company bringing it into a new era of musical instrument making. A fact for which Alfio was always so proud.