<< 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 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
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)
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
G. tested the C-Precision bass here:
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 …).