The Cremonese violin internal mould

Italian

   THE CREMONESE VIOLIN INTERNAL MOULD

The mould of the violin is always the starting point for the construction of a professional instrument.

In 2006 we created, with the collaboration of some technicians in Cremona, the first symmetrical mould inspired by one of Stradivari’s most renowned instruments: the violin Messiah.

For the mould we chose to use sheets of plywood 15 mm of high quality birch made in Russia with phenolic glue to withstand moisture, inside the mould we designed the holes that allow to use many clamps to follow the contour of the ribs and to keep the track of the centerline. In this new version of the mould we have also cut housings for the blocks.For models of the back, the scroll and the blocks, like for the one of the arching we used a high-strength rigid black laminate material, 100 % Made in Italy which guarantees a long life even using them frequently.The f-holes pattern is cut into a high-density transparent polycarbonate,  allow the luthier to file it to edit and customize it.

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The kit also includes a short history of the author of the violin and a small illustrated user manual.

The whole production is strictly carried out  in Cremona, where expert technical luthiers monitor the quality and ensure the accuracy of each element of the kit.

The available moulds are:

  • “Cremonese 1715” – A. Stradivari 1715
  • “Messiah” – A. Stradivari 1716
  • “Kreisler” – G. Guarneri del Gesù 1733
  • “Cannone” – G. Guarner del Gesù 1743

The cost for each mould kit is € 140
Info and order: segreteria@academiacremonensis.it