This Configurator will bring your dream instrument closer to you.
At the beginning you will chose visible details of your instrument and towards the end you will be able to shape even the sound, which, thanks to more than 35 years of experience – I can exactly create following your desire.
During many years of experience, I have learned that the more I learn from you, the easier it will be for me to make exactly your dream instrument here in Cremona in my violin workshop.
Since the tone of stringed bow instruments is made by pushing the string on the fingerboard, the size of your hand and your arm are fundamental for the size of instrument which will fit you the best.
The smaller your hand or your arm is, the smaller should be your instrument. Should, because the bigger the instrument the bigger the sound. In some cases, custom made sizes are required. For an adult musician with a small finger spread a full-size instrument with a 3/4 or 7/8 neck might be the perfect solution.
For most people, all violins look the same. Instead, if you take time to watch carefully different instruments you will soon train your eyes and note that all instruments are slightly different. These tiny differences change the outline and therefore the corpus which creates the sound. That is the reason why a “Guarneri” has different sound characteristics compared to a “Stradivari” model.
Here you will find my preferred models with a short description.
If you are dreaming of a different one, please indicate it at the very end here below.
The selection of the fitting is for many a major matter.
I usually use for all of my instruments mainly the same fitting as it has been used on its original. And if it has not been indicated from you I personally prefer to use Boxwood fittings.
The chin rest is usually chosen because of its shape and comfort individually, but has also an impact on the sound. That’s why I usually would fit a small chin rest which is fitted on the side of the chin rest with common screws. My experience is that the e string sounds stronger and is more stable. But if you prefer a specific chin rest model please indicate it here below.