Cesarini Custom Shop, Expo – Pioracoustic 2017 – Guitars for sale!

Expo of Liuteria Cesarini – Guitars for sale, we are in the Center for Biblical Studies, Montefano (Marche). We thank Danilo Vecchi and the Center for Studies for the organization. In the video Exhibition of three-day “Pioracoustic 2017” (earthquake edition) at the Center for Biblical Studies, our stage.

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Why are luthiers still influenced by antique violin makers?

Building a violin, a cello or a viola with personal shapes and dimensions is always the right choice for Atelier Cesarini. But there are exceptions, some works are certainly inspired by the well-known stradivarian shapes and by dimensions of antique violin makers (Amati, Guarneri, Gasparo da Salò). Perhaps the most used, in general in violin making, is the “Cremonese” violin template (faciebat Stradivari, year 1715).

Costruzione violino
Violin making
violin holes
violin holes

The experimentation, of the various and possible forms of stringed instruments, has been widely done in the past years. Today it is difficult to reinvent something new in this sector.

The dimensions and volumes of classical lutherie have kept them unaltered, since the timbre of the instrument as it was conceived in the past, has been achieved following many empirical tests, which have fixed the sound canons in the ears of musicians and authors, who are past or modern.

It comes naturally to a classical orchestra musician, wanting to replicate the “sound” of a certain repertoire of the period, through an arched instrument that does not go too far from the known.

liutaio
Flamed maple crafting

Conceiving sounds in an abstract and inventive way is a luxury that unfortunately does not belong to the classical repertoire (it is called “classic” also for this reason). The canons are there, getting out from those, can lead to the non-compatibility of the musician with this world.

here you can see a restoration of an old violin. we’ll give you also some advice to understand antique instruments value 

Best place to buy a violin is where is set a good wood reserve.

The search for wood, for the realization of musical instruments, is a very important discipline for the violin maker, it requires its maximum effort in the online and physical research of the material.
Online market is larger and richer than many others market, the same can not be said for the wood market. This precious material is sometimes found in the most unexpected ways …
Legno per liuteria
Legno per liuteria
… from an elderly violinmaker who closes, from a carpenter who has bought too much for himself, from a farmer who cuts his own plant under his house. Obviously, the seasoning of the wood must be done, especially if the plant has recently been torn down. A different story is made of wood taken from a luthier, who often bought already seasoned wood at the beginning of his activity. This is the best pratice to become the best place to buy a violin.

In Atelier Cesarini often we select seasoned woods, at least 10-20 years, but thanks to the availability of old lutheries that end up activity, we can have seasoned wood up to 40-50 years. This precious material creates the difference in production. The best woods are not used for the production of studio instruments, but for the only professional musical instruments.

Music & Luthier, “Wilson”, quality violins

“Music and luthier” is an appointment where we present our best quality violins through italian musicians.

Here you can listen to Federico Galieni with the professional violin “Wilson“.

“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.

 

Tavola abete rosso
Wilson red spruce

 

 

Alborosie, a guitar man?

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!

Alborosie e Federico Cesarini, after live
Alborosie and Federico Cesarini

We took a picture togheter in Bologna, both for the memory and for the satisfaction. See you soon Alborosie!

“Inside The Lab”, luthier blog about musical instruments

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Inside The Lab“, luthiery blog, shares works on musical instruments and human experiences with all music lovers and musicians, nationally and internationally. The laboratory is located in Perugia, Umbra province, known worldwide for its strong artisan workers, gastronomic and artistic concentration as well as cultural importance. Liuteria Cesarini is a laboratory in which modern and classic converge together, purely artisanal production and controlled machine production coexist. The master luthier Federico Cesarini develops the classic luthier canons in a technological sense, combining the purely artisanal creations with the studio series.