From the master maker, Marco Cargnelutti, this fine violin was completed in 2021. And as always, it's an absolute masterpiece from top to bottom. It is made with extraordinary attention to detail, replicating Stradivarius' Toscano 1690 pattern.
The violin is finished with beautiful Cocobolo wood fittings and is currently set up with Evah Pirazzi Gold. The tone is incredibly warm and powerful, full of brilliant overtones, and responds instantaneously.
- Quality Oblong Case
About the maker Marco Cargnelutti
Born in 1983 in Gemona Del Friuli (UD), a small town about 100km north-east of Venice, his interest in violin making began after visiting a workshop in his region. Marco attended the A. Stradivari International Violin Making School in Cremona under the guidance of several Masters (Angelo Sperzaga, Wanna Zambelli, Massimo Negroni, Luca Bellini and Daniele Scolari). There he learned the Cremonese traditional construction of bowed string instruments.
He graduated in 2012, and soon after took apprenticeships in two workshops in Cremona with Giorgio Scolari and Luca Bellini. At the same time he had the opportunity to learn from other Cremonese violin makers, such as Davide Sora, continuing advanced acoustic and aesthetic research in his hometown.
For his instruments he uses only carefully chosen seasoned wood, paying particular attention to its acoustical properties.
At the beginning of 2015 he opens his workshop in Gemona del Friuli, where he builds violins, violas and cellos mainly based on Stradivarius models, and paying particular attention to great Masters of the last century, such as G. Ornati and F. Garimberti.
Since 2015 he has been a member of the Associazione Liutaria Italiana - Liutai Professionisti (A.L.I.)
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