Val is a guitar player based in Milan, very active in teaching and performing. 

After studying class guitar, as a kid, he turned into blues fingerstyle and jazz reaching the degree in jazz guitar at the Civica Scuola di Jazz di Milano.


Val's guitar style is mainly influenced by a mixture of the sound of the american root music and jazz harmony. As Guitar International (USA) says"… a mix of fingerstyle, blues and jazz, all coming together in such an authentic, yet personal, fashion…"



His original compositions "A frog in the kitchen" and "3.25" gained the "new sound of acoustic guitar" prize in 2008. In the same year Val received a prize for the best arrangement with his version of Jaco Pastorius' tune: "Three views of a secret".

All these tunes were included in the debut album "Wait" (2010) which received excellent reviews In Italy Uk Germany Usa. "A quiet opus of mind-boggling dexterity.." (Acoustic Magazine, UK)


2011 Val Had to stop for an year for an accident occurred to his left harm.


2014 is out "Tales". The second album recorded in duo with Cristiano Da Ros on double bass. 

La Nazione (IT)"…Lightnin' and elegant duets will engage the listeners with an unpredictable repertoire and a performance…"


2016 Val and Cristiano toured in Great Britain and Ireland showcasing their album.


Val performs in clubs, house concerts, ceremonies, and festivals all around Italy and loves busking too. During his career he had the opportunity to share the stage with Beppe Gambetta, Peter Finger, Wood Mann and Duck Baker.


Val is also active as a session man playing occasionally with Claudio Sanfilippo, very well known singer songwriter from Milan, and with Aronne Dell'Oro an italian folk singer of traditional southern Italy Music.


2017 is out "Pareto Sketches" a double Cd set of original music written by Duck Baker and performed on guitar by Duck, Michele Calgaro Davide Mastrangelo Luigi Maramotti Massimo Gatti on mandolin and Val Bonetti. 


Val has recently established his own guitar school in Milan, to know more bout his guitar courses please visit


Val Bonetti - Guitar Player

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