Begin violin, viola or cello. A first look to the instrument.

italian language only

<< Today we have a study cello and I want you to see what give you the answers to the most frequent questions of a student, or of those who (for him) are interested in a stringed instrument for first time. Practically what customers usually asked me “What are the first things I have to do with my bowed instrument?” Because initially you buy it for studio, it will therefore be of a certain construction, inexpensive, that will have an equally economical quality control . As a result it needs some relatively simple maintenance setups, even quite economic. The first question is surely “But how do I play the violin or the cello?” It is not a superficial question, the strings with a non prepared bow do not sound because actually the bow runs on the string and does not grip it, let’s say it slips over it . So the first step is to take the rosin from the case, slightly nick it and rub it on the hair. Stretch the bow without exaggerating, the stick must be neither too straight nor too little, at this point begin to rub. Obviously it takes a few minutes, for the most inexperienced even a few good minutes! You need to make a quick movement because the heat spreads it faster. Next there will be a part 2 in which I explain what are the parts of the instrument that we should carry under maintenance the first time we buy a cello or a violin >>

To prepare the bow do not use rosin in the studio sets you buy, it is better to use a better pitch. The cost is negligible compared to the time you can use it. A package of it can last up to two years for a student. We recommend the following (Corelli Bernardel and Royal Oak rosin), you can also find them in more specialized physical stores.

Italian violin makers

Italian violin making has a 4 centuries long tradition. In our century the violin makers are very numerous, of different nationalities and of very varied scholastic origin. Here is a list, which draws on various sources and from private reports, of official professional luthiers. We invite the luthiers not present in the list, to signal us their activity specifying the relative details. They will be added to keep this page updated. Thank you

Aguzzi Dario
Airenti Antonino
Alberini Guido
Alberoni Alberto
Algieri Francesco
Amato Francesco
Amighetti Claudio
Amodeo Simone
Anedda Marc
Aquilino Luigi
Ardoli Massimo
Arezio Claudio
Asinari Sandro
Assandri Gianmaria
Attili Eriberto
Baratto Luca
Barbiero Walter
Bardella Elena
Bariselli Luigi
Barone Renato
Belli Corrado
Bellini Luca
Bergonzi Riccardo
Bernabeu Borja
Biasin Alberto
Bini Luciano
Bissolotti Francesco
Bissolotti Maurizio
Bissolotti Vincenzo
Blot Eric
Blot Mael
Bodini Stefania1973Italiascheda
Bonino Sergio17.01.1964Italiascheda
Borchardt Gaspar1961Italiascheda
Borchardt Sibylle Fehr1965Italiascheda
Bottelli Enrico Italiascheda
Bramante Emanuele Italiascheda
Brancato Paola Italiascheda
Brunelli Marco21.05.1972Italiascheda
Buccellè Michele23.07.1981Italiascheda
Buchinger Wolfgang Italiascheda
Bulfari Alceste1948Italiascheda
Cabassi Ivan
Cabrini Andrea
Caliendo Ciro
Campagnolo Luisa
Cargnelutti Marco
Carletti Gabriele
Carlson Bruce
Cassutti Alberto
Cavagnoli Roberto
Cavalieri Corrado
Ceci Arturo
Ceci Ornella
Cesarini Federico
Chiesa Carlo Italia
Ciaccio Daniele
Ciaccio Daniele
Ciciliati Alessandro
Ciciliati Roberto
Civa Manuele
Collini Roberto
Commenduli Alessandro
Conia Stefano
Conia Stefano
Copertini Amati Fiorenzo
Corrochano Alvaro
Cortesi Giancarlo
Cossu Francesco
Costardi Bruno
Croce Gloria
Cubanzi Vladimiro
D’Oriano Vittorio
Dacquati Riccarda
Dalla Costa Fabio
Dalla Quercia Francesco
De Pasquale Silverio
Del Gratta Roberto
Delfanti Roberto
Delfi Merlo
Delisle Yves
Demartis Davide
Devenneaux Philippe
Di Biagio Raffaello
Di Labio Ezio
Di Leonardo Augusta
Di Matteo Alessandro
Di Pietrantonio
Dobner Michele
Dodel Hildegard
Eggimann Michel
Eickmeyer Frank
Esposti Piergiuseppe
Fantin Domenico
Farias Pablo
Farina Giampiero
Fasser Filippo
Ferrari Luigi Italia
Ferrari Michele
Ferrazzi Cristiano
Ferron Valerio
Fiora Federico
Fiorentini Danilo
Fischetti Cosim
Formaggia Nicolò
Formaggia Vittorio
Francioli Emanuele
Franzil Pipul Mario
Frasca Spada Giulio
Fratelli Sirleto
Friedmann Bénédicte
Frignani Lorenzo
Fukuyama Kaory
Fulcini Bruno
Gaiano Romano
Galetti Filippo
Galetti Filippo
Galgani Fabio
Gallo Luca Maria
Gamba Luigi
Gambarin Alessandro
Garnier Barthélemy
Gasser Robert
Gastaldi Marco Maria
Giordano Alberto
Giordano Elisabetta
Giovannitti Edoardo
Giraud Franco
Gironi Stefano
Gistri Sergio
Gorr Eduard Angel
Gozzo Giancarlo
Grasso Pietro
Graziani Dino
Gregorat Sergio
Grisales Giorgio
Grisales Jorge Orozco
Guaraldi Riccardo
Gugole Giuseppe
Guicciardi Giancarlo
Guicciardi Raffaella
Heyligers Mathijs Adriaan
Honoré Loeiz
Hornung Pascal Francois
Horvat Martin
Hungerford Lyn
Ignesti Mauro
Improta Luciano
Inguaggiato Mirco
Innocenti Stefano
Ishii Takashi
Ito Lazzari Migiwa
Iuliano Ivo
Ius Martino1974
Ive Marcello
Jost Marianne
Kikuta Hiroshi
Kim Min Sung
Lanaro Roberto
Lanaro Umberto
Lassarat Ludovic
Lazzara Jamie Marie
Lazzari Dante Fulvio
Lazzari Fabrizio
Lazzari Nicola
Lazzaro Giovanni Luca
Lebet Claude
Lee Seung Jin
Leonidas Rafaelian
Levaggi Silvio
Lima Fernando Salvatore
Liuteria Scarampella
Losi Gilberto
Lowenberger Federico
Lunati Mauro
Magrini Cesare
Mangiacasale Salvatore
Marchi Lorenzo
Marchini Rodolfo
Mari Federico
Mariotto Guido
Martino Roldo
Matsushita Toshiyuki
Mayer Winfred
Mayer Winfred
Mazza Evelyn
Mazzolari Mina
Mazzotti Matteo
Mecatti Michele
Medaglia Enrico
Menta Alessandro
Menta Annamaria
Merlini Giuliano
Merlo Delfi
Milani Alessandro
Miller Eddy
Minnozzi Marco
Modica Giuseppa
Montagne Bruno
Montanari Pio
Montanucci Valentina
Montenegro Gianluca
Morassi Gio Batta
Morassi Giovanni
Morassi Simeone
Moredon Igor
Moroder Igor
Muzio Roberto
Nakamura Katzumitzu
Napoleone Giorgio
Natali Gabriele
Negri Gabriele
Negroni Davide
Negroni Massimo
Neumann Bernard
Nicotra Fabio
Nolli Marco
Norcia Gianni
Nupieri Giuseppe
Occhipinti Dario
Orfei Aaron Lorenzo
Orippi Patrizio
Orsini Gianni
Osaki Kanna
Osio Marco
Ottaviani Luigi
Pala Pietro
Palagi Ferdinando
Pampalone Alessio
Pasquetto Luca
Passiatore Ester
Pedota Alessandra
Pedrini Marco
Perego Flavio
Piacentini Fabio
Piasentini Francesco
Piazzi Cecilia
Pica Giuseppe
Piccinotti Barbara
Pignataro Francesco
Pignotti Emidio
Piloni Francesco
Pio Stefano
Pistoni Primo
Poli Gianluca
Portanti Fabrizio
Possenti Gabriele
Prilipco Valerio
Primavera Alfredo
Primavera Andrea
Primon Luca
Pucino Gaetano
Puerari Matteo
Quagliano Giuseppe Lorenzo
Quercetani Desiderio
Radonich Aleksandra
Ragazzi Fabrizio
Ragghianti Fabio
Rampini Claudio
Rapisarda di M. Grasso & C
Raponi Amenio
Regazzi Roberto
Rhee Pietro
Ribes Sebastian
Ricca Claudio
Ricciardi Erika
Riva Matti
Roberto Carlos
Rosenblum Yael
Ruggiero Luca
Russ Edgar
Rusticoni Sylvain
Sacra Arte Liutara di Greganti Carlo Mario
Salvadori Luca
Sanfilippo Ignazio
Sardone Pasquale
Sartori Edo
Sbernini Luca
Scalfi Daniele Alessandro
Scaramelli Sergio
Scartabelli Mauro
Schimpf Michael
Schudtz Andrea
Scianamé Debora
Scipioni Cristiano
Scolari Daniele
Scolari Giorgio
Scrollavezza Elisa
Scrollavezza Renato
Seaux Patrick
Segala Dario
Segamiglia Giustino
Semiani Massimo
Serrano Diego Alberto
Serreri Giovanni Carlo
Severgnini Elio
Severino Sabrina
Simeoni Franco
Soldi Sandro
Somenzi Davide
Sonzogni Umberto
Sora Davide
Sorgentone Paolo
Spadoni Adriano
Sperzaga Angelo
Stanzani Giancarlo
Stefanini Bruno
Stelzer Gianmaria
Streicher Isabella
Suzuki Tetsu
Sverdlik Boris
Tadioli Maurizio
Takahashi Akira
Takahashi Shuichi
Takashi Ishii
Tarantino Francesco
Tartari Anna
Ternovec Marco
Tomassone Sergio
Tonarelli Daniele
Tosello Benito
Tossani Alessandro
Toto Francesco
Trabucchi Stefano
Tribotti Gianni
Triffaux Pierre
Trimboli Pietro
Trotta Guido
Turchi Onorio
Uchiyama Masayuki
Urso Alessandro
Vaccari Alberto
Vaia Ernesto Italiascheda
Valentinetti Salvatore
Varazzani Andrea
Vecchio Paola Maria
Vella Maurizio
Vettori Carlo
Vettori Dario
Vettori Lapo
Vettori Paolo
Vettori Sofia
Vigato Laura
Villa Marcello
Villa Vittorio
Virgoletti Arturo
Volta Fabio
Voltini Alessandro
Yachi Yoko
Zambelli Wanna
Zanetti Gianluca
Zangirolami Luciano
Zanrè Andrea
Zubenko Michele
Zurlini Nicola

Bonus Stradivari – 2018

We can guarantee the BONUS STRADIVARI 2018, until funds run out (10 million euros). The plafond is little compared to possible questions, so we advise you to immediately request a quote from Atelier Cesarini, starting already from January to look for your instrument.

Bonus 2018:

  • Extension of the Bonus to students of all the courses of the Conservatories, ISSMs and organizations authorized to issue recognized Afam qualifications: preaccademici, triennio, biennium and previous regulations. In addition, complementary instrument courses (excluded in 2016) are also included; Extension to the students of the Music High Schools;
  • The terms of the Bonus change: no more than 1,000 euros, but a 65% contribution on the purchase price, up to a maximum contribution of 2,500 euros;
  • The law will come into force from 2018 (still needs to be confirmed in which month), you can already book your instrument in January.

To know the sound of our instruments we recommend our Youtube channel, where there are many visual audio tests.

Cesarini Jam Session 4.2 – Cesarini Guitars


Valter Vincenti, plays with Cesarini C-MOP guitar with C-Big Beat pickups while Lusi plays bass Cesarini C-Precision mod.2 with C-Close Strings (flat poles). Special Guest: Saverio Federici, drums

Jamming on “La notte del Guerre” (brano di Valter Vincenti)

Cesarini Jam Session 4.2

CesariniJamSession is a production of Liuteria Cesarini.

The Cesarini guitars and pickups on jam.

C-Big Beat
C-Big Beat, Cesarini pickups
chitarra Cesarini Vintage Series
C-MOP, chitarra Cesarini Vintage Series

Pickup Big Beat

The search for a “simple” sound, but with a certain frequency projection, has never been taken for granted. The C-Big Beat wink at the Gibsons ’59, but they twist the essence and design. A direct sound very effective in crunches, ghost notes, but also in clean pop. Even in jazz many have found them excellent travel companions (and recording). Already mounted in Valter’s guitars (in Eko Aqua, as we remember in the Valter Vincenti endorser blog).

Cesarini Guitars, LP C-MOP

Big Beat mounted on the Cesarini C-MOP guitar, which perfectly expresses their timbre. Les Paul type Gibson, Cesarini guitar of the Vintage Series, with very interesting characteristics. It has tonal chambers below the top, which increase the sustain of the highest frequency harmonics. This timbre is perfectly captured by the pickups, which being nasal at the right point, are not too harsh or bright, but open sound and with considerable projection. The ghost notes are not lost, they all play good. Even palm muting and all the techniques related to reggae, funky and rock rhythms stand out with this setup. Detailed on the page.

Cesarini Guitars, bass C-Precision m.2

verniciatura C-Precision m.2

Modification of the first C-Precision (Giacomo Rossetti used it on the Negrita 2015 tour). Electric bass with typical Fender shapes, with a narrow nut and a C-shaped rounded handle. The particularity is in the frequency cut of the body in ash, which seems to remember a Music Man. The ash resonates with harmonics with medium-high frequencies that they are handled by the C-Close Strings split coil of our creation, with a lot of definition. The sound generated is very different from a Fender Precision, less “big” but thinner, very useful in rock music, rock / punk, fusion and for all those who seek a sound of Precision sharpness. One volume potentiometer, as one day Giacomo advised me, to have a right fixed control of the tone.

How to buy a violin or other musical instruments

This argument is certainly very long to deal with, I will only give some guidance indications that can be an help especially to musicians, music lovers and parents of music students.

violino antico
old violin

Giving value to old instruments, luthier’s services and other is an objective that Atelier Cesarini pursues from the beginning, the first step was to create a very detailed luthier price list of the most demanding services.
It was not a very first absolute, but certainly one of the first listprice to have a remarkable specificity, without leaving free interpretation.

Now let’s see which parameters are reliable to give a value to an bowed instrument or a bow, then we’ll try to figure out what we can buy with a certain budget.

Continue reading How to buy a violin or other musical instruments

Pro Student Instruments, musical instruments for sale

In this video, Mathilde Sigier plays a beautiful theme by John Williams, with our cello Cesarini Pro Studio, in its semi-professional version, and with Cesarini Selected cello bow.

Atelier Cesarini has created the semi-professional series to give the opportunity to all students with a forward-looking perspective (Academy) to buy a good cello with excellent timbre output and exceptional soundness, also the price is very interesting.

The amateur series is more suitable for all beginners, especially students who have to face the 4/4 seize for first time, but who do not want to buy an entry level.

Violoncello prezzi
Cello, semi professional

The price of a Cesarini Pro Studio cello is even less in case you opt for a package including bow and case.

Restoration of a musical instrument, antique violins value.

Comparing the opening of a violin to restore to a complex surgical operation, which is the opening of the chest, is it right? I would say no, but many similarities can be found.

Violino restauro

The opening of an instrument is always possible, sometimes uninvited because it is invasive, but which, on the other hand, is often indispensable, and above all, can be an improvement.

As a surgical operation that wants to restore the functions of the heart, similarly to the violin to be restored, it is intended to restore its “voice”

Continue reading Restoration of a musical instrument, antique violins value.

Children’s musical instruments, how to buy

The question is, how much to spend for a children’s musical instruments? 

50,00 euro, 100,00 euro, 200,00 euro, 500,00 euro, 1.500,00 euro, 2.500,00 euro, 10.000,00 euro, 20.000 euro?

An example of studio violin 3/4 size on pic.

violino da studio
studio violin 3/4 size

Parts of the instrument that need to be standard and well-regulated are not few. As a result, an bowed instrument, beyond its cost, must comply at least with some rules for being used in the study.

Do not value the instrument, it means not giving importance to the study. This can be considered as a general rule, which can surely lie in many other areas of study.

But how is it possible to understand what is the musical instrument that can be a good quality compromise? Surely the times change, the prices accordingly. A Chinese industrial violin 10 years ago cost 300 euros and was a trash , while an industrial violin today costs 200 euros and it’s done better.

Industrial production requires us to spend less, but we react accordingly, we want to spend less and less.

 

violoncello da studio

I look at some families that want to get a good timbre, a decent playability, a good reliability and a low price, from an entry level instrument set. These are things that unfortunately do not go well together.

My advice is to buy the second studio band, where we will begin to find a better quality instrument, better woods, more than sufficient playability, better strings, a true ebony keyboard and parts and a usable headband.
The Stentor II violin is for you, it is not the only one, but it is one of the most reliable along with Soundsation. Then a tune-up is always easy on those two. In the size 4/4.




In the size 3/4:



 

 

 

 

 


In the smaller sizes all the violins 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, look alike, you can spend less. Soundsation offers a low cost for “small sizes”.


 


Let’s have a look here to which are the characteristics that should have a entry level musical instument.

Ebony pickup frame for a Fender guitar (Fender fail)

A simple realization of Cesarini Custom Shop, an ebony pickup frame for single coil mod. Telecaster, on Fender guitar (DOBRO style).The end of the intervention is to raise the maximum possible pickup height, given the constructive lack of Fender on this model we will remedy.

Fender Resonant
Fender Resonant, errore di produzione

This is a constructive fail on Fender’s building, that is quite serious

The use of resonant winding cords (bronze or phosphor bronze) actually requires a smaller distance between the rope and the magnet. In this guitar this distance is too much (over 20mm), preventing the output signal from having attack and volume.