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

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.

BONUS VIVALDI, purchase musical instruments online, with good prices for young people

Atelier Cesarini offers a strong discount, dedicated to young european musicians , on all the products related to the string quartet, which are semi-professional Cesarini Pro Studio, bows Cesarini Selected and Atelier Cesarini and on semi professional musical instruments.

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Atelier Cesarini, a violin crafting.

The following promotion is valid only during certain periods of the year and can not be combined with other offers in progress. It may be requested by all european students under the age of 25, attending a course of music that could be private or public (Conservatories, Music High Schools, all schools of music that have no association, regular private teachers).

Discount in percentage, calculated on the final cost of the product:

  • Violins professional, 25% discount
  • Semi-professional violins, 30% discount
  • Professional violas, on commission 25% discount
  • Semi-professional violas, 30% discount
  • Professional cellos, 20% discount on commission
  • Semi-professional cellos, 30% discount
  • Classical guitars, mod. “Inguaggiato”, 25% discount
  • Bows Cesarini Selected, 30% discount
  • Bows Atelier Cesarini, 25% discount

To make a request send an email to info@liuteriacesarini.com, specify your personal data (full name, address, social security number, telephone number) to request a quote.

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Cesarini pickup test – with Stefano Cerisoli

A test with Stefano Cerisoli and Cesarini pickup

C-Shapely and C-Big Beat compared ( Cesarini pickup ) mounted on the Stratocaster of Stefano Cerisoli.

Ampli: Fender deluxe
Effect: Vemuram jan rayC

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’ t stand the weather


In the video S. uses the Cesarini pickup, the handle of the C-Shapely set, then in succession the Humbucker C-Big Beat bridge and again the single coil at the handle.

Stratocaster Stefano Cerisoli
Stratocaster Stefano Cerisoli 2016

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Musica e Liuteria, Lusi and C – Fodera Wooten bass

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.

You can sell all our video “Musica e Liuteria”, on the Youtube page here.

Lusi is playing an interpretation of “Amazing Grace”, that is a Christian hymn published in 1779 already rearranged like that by Victor Wooten.

Lusi is playing with really low action.
Inside we have created a passive/active circuit.
Playing with bridge Cesarini jazz pickup w/ passive circuit selected (switch A/P behind the output jack).

Passive Controls, from the right: Blend – Volume (+10)
Active Controls: Volume /Blend stacked – Treble – Bass – Mid-low – Mid-hi

Fender custom pickups style – Cesarini Pickup

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.

Stratocaster Stefano Cerisoli + pickup Cesarini C - Shapely
Stratocaster Stefano Cerisoli + C-Shapely
C-Shapely pickups Cesarini
montaggio del set C-Shapely

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.

Stefano Cerisoli endorsement Cesarini Pickups

Biography follows

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Pickup for Double Bass, luthier choice

On another page of the blog I listed several piezo / pickup systems for double bass, which have pros and cons to examine carefully. Here I report only a live test, of our PC-DB low gain version. Giacomo Rossetti plays with piezo Pc-Db mounted on C – Double Face.

Negrita – Che Tempo Che Fa (Monnalista – Graziani I.)

This is Negrita live in Che tempo che fa is in effect a test, given that it is one of the first piezo I made, a near prototype. It seems to have gone just fine.

Giacomo Rossetti – Cesarini Bass guitars, endorsement

I met Giacomo during the Liuteria Cesarini expo 2015, at Umbria Jazz. He has not been in the Negrita (great rock italian band) for a long time and has shown interest in some of the instruments I proposed for his 2015/2016 summer tours. Giacomo comes from sound Fender Precision and Music Man, so I offered him the C-Man and C-Precision. He preferred the C-Precision, which mounts a split dipper Di Marzio cream 70s. The decidedly “swollen” sound is rock.

Di Marzio '70 pickups
Di Marzio ’70

G. tested the C-Precision bass here:

Giacomo Rossettiwith C-Precision, Loop jam

The C-Precision is a Vintage Series ’70 instrument, that is an instrument assembled with parts of vintage parts of interest, which can no longer be taken back to their origin. The instrument in question has been restored and adjusted, as well as changed in various aspects (thickness of body, varnish, C of the neck, electronics, etc …).

Giacomo Rossetti Negrita and Federico Cesarini
Giacomo Rossetti and Federico Cesarini (C-Precision)

Giacomo Rossetti bio follows

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