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.

Wax potting pickups on a C-Big Beat, some notes

In the picture there is our C – Big Beat, Cesarini Vintage style humbucker pickups, winded with 0.050 mm thread. This pickup necessarily needs wax potting, since it would give, with the use of distortion, a series of particularly audible problems, even in a low-volume performance. With the comed era of Hi-fi and new Hi-end amp equipment solution, shielding PU it become a must on the production process. Gibson 59 or other famous pickups didn’t have that, but amplification and audio solutions were really different at the time.

(HERE C-BIG Beat – Stefano Mincone AUDIO TEST)

Schermatura pickup
C-Big Beat

There would be a lot to say about the waxing (shielding) of a pickup. We leave the most accurate description to another post.  We use to waxing pot pickups on every Cesarini model and on restorations, we use paraffin cause it’s liquid state point it’s less dangerous than beeswax.

Valter Vincenti – endorsement and italian guitars

I have recommended the C-Big Beat for Valter Vincenti new EKO endorsement, which will play during the 2016 tour of Alborosie. To be mounted on the eko “Aqua” model.

Valter Vincenti, chitarrista attuale di Alborose.
Valter Vincenti and Federico Cesarini

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.

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