Every violin maker has his own way of building. Well known violin makers are a.o. Amati, Stradivarius and Guarneri. From the Guarneri family several generations of violin makers are active and one of the best known is Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù (lived from 1698-1744). One of the violins he built is the so-called ‘Il Cannone’. The violin with which Nicolò Paganini became famous as a violinist. I took the detailed drawing of this violin as a starting point. Because I determine the thickness distribution of the top and bottom of the sheet by the height of the beats, the thicknesses of the sheet are not the same as on the drawing. That’s why I’ve put it on the label: free to Guarneri.
“Witte Viool” free to Guarneri
The Guarneri del Gesù violin, played by Paganini, corresponds most closely to my ideal of sound. That’s why I kept using this violin as a basis for my own violins. And as said before, as far as the thickness distribution of the top and bottom sheet is concerned, I don’t stick to the technical drawings, but rely on the measured tap-tones.