Rome (Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali)

Investigations concerning  lute bass bridge-hole measeuraments and  for the  ‘Museum old string Database Project’ (Febbrary and April 2007, Febbrary 2008)

(we collected some hundreds of pictures; pratically all the  plucked and bowed instruments of the museum, harps not enclosed)
Continue reading

Historical stringmaking

These are the first immages in the world concerning some phases of the historical gut string manufacturing teached us by some elderly italian stringmakers of the  Abruzzi’s region (Center Italy) in the 2008 and 2009 years.  There is a strict connection with   the historical sources of the 18  and 19th centuries.

Continue reading

The Historical Veneto stringmaking

City of Padua

Chronology of events of the string maker ‘Priuli so-called Romanin ‘ in the city of Padua (our research of 2002-2004)

1) The string making was founded in 1613 by Antonio Romanin which was succeeded by Antonio Priuli. The company was therefore called ‘Antonio Pruli so-called Romanin ‘ and so remained until became property  inherited by Callegari family.

Continue reading

The Historical Abruzzi’s stringmaking

The reasons of our research

The research we are going to present started almost unconsciously in autumn 2006, when we went in Acerra (Na) to interview one of the last old stringmakers from Abruzzo, heir of the tradition of his father who was working in Naples. Our intention was to gather some general information about the history of Italian stringmakers.

Continue reading

The Octobass String Project

In 1996 we received a request by the Musée de la Musique in Paris for the realization of two copies of original setup of ‘Octobass built in 1850 by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (1798-1875).

Continue reading