The section concerning the products made in Italy and accessories of the Cesarini Atelier & Custom Shop. Articles that focus on the capabilities and structure of instruments, stories and videos with our endorsers and guests from different musical backgrounds.
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)
CesariniJamSession is a production of Liuteria Cesarini.
The Cesarini guitars and pickups on jam.
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
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.
One More Dub recording, studio in Orvieto and record label (the cave studio, look at that!) , organizes this musical jam between the two musicians, Alfredo Golino e Lusi.
Lusi is playing with the C-Gold Bronze, Cesarini Vintage Series ’70. That is a bass that can allow every bass technic, Lusi sometimes lay down the hand on the bridge and “pinch” the strings, the stopped sound could be really like a double bass.
He use a Proamp amplification that goes directly to mixer. The recording equipment is minimal, important on this jam is the dynamic, is not simple to follow a master, like Alfredo.
We recall some prestigious collaborations by Alfredo Golino. “Mina, Laura Pausini, Gianni Morandi, Vasco Rossi, Raf, Pino Daniele, Renato Zero, Eros Ramazzotti, RAG, Battiato, Fiorella Mannoia, Riccardo Cocciante, Anna Oxa, Ornella Vanoni, Marco Masini, Michele Zarrillo, Alice, Anna Oxa, Zuccero Fornaciari, Bocelli, Joe Coker, Tina Turner, Enrico Ruggeri, Platters, Enrico Rava and many others “
We thank Alfredo Golino and Lusi who give us about 10 minutes of linear jam session, the two musicians have practically known each other playing, that is fantastic.
“Ussa and al bene così” extract from Valter Vincenti “Colors” , filming takes place at “One More Dub studio” the cave studio in Orvieto (Umbria).
The recording takes place through collective direct shooting, with metronome (given the use of a base composed of atmospheric sounds). Valter uses Orange amplifier and Costa Lab pedals, Lusi Proamp amplification and no effect. Great special guest is the fourth man, Luca Ravagni, saxophone by Giorgio Gaber.
Cesarini Jam Session is a project of Liuteria Cesarini, jam are done with our endorser and our musical instruments.
The following video represents the dilemma of every student or professional, where to look for the “perfect” musical instrument?
Vintage, handcrafted or studio?
We are in 2017, the era of the web is more real than ever, but unfortunately the common musician does not have exactly a precise idea of what goes on in the market and, above all, of what he needs.
Doubt is certainly a symbol of ability to discern, too much security often leads to risky purchases. Try and listen, this is what we recommend to all musicians looking for their musical instrument.
One’s own subjectivity plays an important role and must not be put aside. The advice of a friend or a professor should never be disdained, indeed it is precious, but it must be sought and not received in a coercive manner. This must never become a “dictat”, one’s taste must become contaminated with various opinions, to strengthen oneself not to annihilate oneself.
“Wilson” has a dark open-pore finish, laquer made. It is an artisan violin built in the Atelier Cesarini. The sound is warm and, at the same time, very rich in harmonics above and below the fundamental, it is also strong in intensity. The strings mounted are the Atelier Cesarini n 8.
We are at Liuteria Cesarini, Atelier & Custom Shop. Lusi is trying our C – Wooten bass five strings bass, tribute to Classic Monarch Fodera aged. We had modified a lot the original model. C-Wooten is a Cesarini MY Guitar custom project, replica not in all parts.
Alborosie comes back to Jamaica with a little gift!
The sound of this guitar (Eko, artisan production), which mounts the C-Big Beat (Cesarini Pickups) seems to have impressed him. Valter Vincenti, his guitarist and our dear friend, should have finished the tour with this guitar, but we will find a solution for him!
These are things that can not be predicted … he told me he felt in love!
We took a picture togheter in Bologna, both for the memory and for the satisfaction. See you soon Alborosie!
I have recommended the C-Big Beat for Valter Vincenti new EKOendorsement, which will play during the 2016 tour of Alborosie. To be mounted on the eko “Aqua” model.
Today, a day to find the “voice” of Valter Vincenti. We found something at the end! Our relationship is consolidated, after having met us in the laboratory for a simple maintenance, a musical collaboration is tightened.
In the meanwhile we are thinking about the now ready C-MOP lp vintage series ’70 guitar, for Alborosie 2017 tour. Valter definetely likes italian guitars.
I want to remind myself that the endorsers are very useful to makers, not so much for the commercial promotion of the product (through clinic or video), but more than anything else to understand the timbric tastes of the period and to test the instruments.
The exasperated marketing of the products, through a musician who often does not even know the subject well or who in any case does not really feel a feeling with what he is playing, has always turned out to be sterile. Another thing is the test of a musician who knows the instrument, has played it, brought it in the tuor. It is possible to listen to Valter in Cesarini Jam Session 4.2, where he plays with C-Big Beat, Cesarini Pickups.
Valter on Cesarini Custom Shop during is trial test with C-Big Beat, Cesarini pickups.
With Stefano we met through about 2016, it was spring and he was about to prepare for the tour of Patty Pravo, which would take place in Italy in the summer. He showed me his Stratocaster Fender, which did not fully convince him of setup and sound. We made a nice change of keys, change the nut (had a roller nut, which did not seem positioned in the best way) and then we tried our set of C-Shapely single coil pickups.
C-Shapely is a kind of Fender Custom Pickup, that comes with very similar tonal qualities in the three positions. So there is not a bridge too loud or too dark and swollen handle, the sound is always faithful to a certain sound. The compensation of volumes between the various positions is therefore not through a progressive impedance, but through the arrangement of the magnets. The result is a very interesting set – usable in any genre, but that gives the maximum in pop, funky, rock. The coil is made of dielectric bakelite, which makes their look very vintage.
From this our first meeting a collaboration was born. We will also be preparing Stefano Cerisoli for the Masini tour. Here he gave us a small demonstration of the newly assembled pickups.