About Us

Our Story

My name is Luca Cesaroni and The Secret-1 was born out of my need to have a Clean Boost/ definitive Overdrive. I wanted it to be naturally transparent, very dynamic and, also, I didn’t want it to alter the sound of the amp guitar combination, respecting the touch of the musician as much as possible.
Something that, after many years of work in the world of music and guitars, I had never found.

It all began with a visit at a military surplus equipment shop, where I found a couple of boxes that were perfect to fit an Overdrive in, so I bought them. I then asked my dear friend and electronic guru, Guido Borghesani, to collaborate with me to bring the project with an original circuit to life.

“Guido has been into electronics and physics since a very young age. He enjoys building apparatuses to generate high voltages. He counts numerous collaborations for what concerns the projecting of different kinds of devices ranging from the radiofrequency to the audio system, from the biomedical research to the modern Art. He has been working in the technical assistance of musical instruments and professional audio for years now.”

Our Mission

We want to design and to realize very high quality effects in an unconventional way. We always take care of every single detail, from the initial project to the final test.

“Some things happen by chance… The last time I went to Luca Cesaroni I was amazed. You should try it for yourself! But be careful… You could buy it as I did, so be prepared!”
(Giacomo Anselmi)

Where we are

Via dei Mille 37, 00045 – Genzano di Roma (RM) ITALIA

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