Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly
Representative List 2012
EN: Small showcase-souvenir with a miniature of a Stradivari instrument and the main parts that constitute a violin.
EN: Construction technique 1: preparation of the internal mouldform. The whole body of the violinmaker is involved.
EN: Construction technique 2: shaping of the blocks. The saw has been having the same shape since the 16 Century.
EN: Construction technique 3: the carving of the belly is finished using very small planes and metal scarpers to obtain the desired arching. It is a long and meticulous work.
EN: Construction technique 4: after closing the sound box, the edges of the belly are refined with a small file.
EN: Relationship between master and pupil.
EN: Students of the International School of violin making (IPIALL) visit the collection of the Town Hall: they carefully look at and study the best classic instruments to achieve valuable guideline concerning acoustics and style.
EN: Violin making workshop.
EN: Violin making workshop near the cathedral, reflected in the window.
EN: A grocer's shop window: a violin neck is a decoration; the violin shape is used to make nougat.