A Violin by Marco Pedrini
Cremona Violin by Marco Pedrini, Cremona, 2020
A Stradivari model violin crafted by the hands of an experienced maker. Marco shows a great knowledge of Cremonese traditional handcraftsmanship. In our view, the high spot is its purfling, highlighted by the well-done bee sting mitres, that together with the delicate edges give an elegant frame to the cremona violin.More
"This cremona violin made in 2020 is based on the A.Stradivari 1715 "Il Cremonese." Among the different models that inspire me, the 1715 violin is the one I have most tried and tested year after year, continuously refining every detail. These improvements are possible by analyzing the original cremona violin, which fortunately is located a few steps from my laboratory, in the Museo del Violino, and by revising templates, shapes, and models to obtain the best acoustic and construction results.
The wood used is very old, both regarding the spruce, the maple, and the ebony of the fingerboard, a fundamental element for a musician. In the back, I preferred to use two pieces to obtain a symmetrical acoustic response on both sides. At the same time, I chose to arrange the flames like a one-piece back to have an idea of continuity — this idea is also applied to the ribs, as I kept the flames in the same direction. The cremona violin is covered by a transparent varnish of warm orange-brown color.
The most successful part of this cremona violin is the arching of the top and back. Following the thicknesses, the archings are the best example of what distinguishes me: searching for a perfect balance between the instruments' solidity and their best acoustic performance." Marco Pedrini
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