At the moment the CETVS
product line consists of violin/viola and electric upright
bass and is the result of meticolous meditation and more than
ten years of experience in building electric bowed instruments.
"Electric" may not be the right word to describe the quality
ARE electric since they are equipped with a pickup and/or
piezo transducer to be amplified but they differ from nearly
all others in commerce in their semiacoustic construction.
Both the violin as well as the EUB have a hollow body with
spruce top that allows the bridge to vibrate in a quasi natural
way. The result is a very natural but electronically shapeable
sound with clear trebles and good bodied basses.
According to the old tradition of Violinmaking I realize all
my instruments with those kinds of wood that have been used
since ancient times such as spruce from the "Val di Fiemme"
and European maple using the techniques of "fine violinmaking".
Obviously all the electroacoustic instruments of the CETVS
respect every standard measurement such as body dimensions,
neck and string length.
I also learned in Cremona to do a continous research on sound.
These are the values that characterize the instruments of
- read more about the history
of the CETVS-line.
- CETVS: how to pronounce it
and what does it mean?
Currently the CETVS
consists of Violin/Viola and electric ubright bass (EUB).
I'm actually working on a project for a Cello. The Cello is
probably the most difficult instrument to build because one
has to create adequate supports for chest and knee that the
musician needs for a comfortable playing position without
losing the advantages of electric instruments that are more
compact than classical ones. So it's not easy to find an "elegant"
solution for this.
The musician is used to feeling his instrument in a certain
way and we have to create an instrument of reduced dimensions
but the same feel. In fact I pay maximum attention on recreating
the same feel that classics have also on electrics.