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Classical Violinmaking

During the four years at the Violinmaking School I studied with Maestro Giorgio CÚ learning from him the traditional methods of bowed instrument making.
Before graduating in 1996 I had the opportunity to work in the Atelier Carlson, Cacciatori, Neumann during the summer period. A workshop that, enjoying an international reputation, that among other things deals with the collection of fine antique instruments at the Cremonese townhall.
After graduating I stayed for another four years in Cremona (until 2000). I used these four years to complete my apprenticeship working in several workshops both in restauration and the building of new instruments.
detail of Ornati model
I use only finely selected European tonewoods, naturally aged for my instruments: red spruce from the "Val di Fiemme" for the top and European maple for ribs, back and neck.
The finish I use is based on natural resins coloured by natural color extracts that I personally distil from precious exotic woods.

In my work I am inspired by the great Maestros of the classical period. I mainly build on Guarneri models but I also use personal designs or modern ones like Giuseppe Ornati.
My Cello is the "Piatti" of Stradivari that I had the opportunity to copy directly from the original Sacconi drawings.

Here you can see the photos of some of my recent instruments:

- Violin built on "Kreisler" model, G. Guarneri del Ges¨, anno 2007 Kreisler, 2007


- Violin built on "Kreisler" model, G. Guarneri del Ges¨, anno 2007 Kreisler, 2007


- Violin built on "Kreisler" model, G. Guarneri del Ges¨, anno 2006 King Josef, 2006


- Violin built on "D'Egville" model, G. Guarneri del Ges¨, anno 2005 D'Egville, 2005


- Violin built on "D'Egville" model, G. Guarneri del Ges¨, anno 2001


- Violin built on modello Giuseppe Ornati, anno 1997


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