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Roberto Regazzi

Roberto Regazzi Luthier
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 051501807
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Crafting wood in the service of music

  • • Roberto studied physics before taking up violin making
  • • His first love was classical guitars
  • • Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has one of his violins

Roberto Regazzi's foray into making stringed instruments began when he was 14 years old. More than 50 years later he still loves this job more than anything else. "Since I was a child, I've had a propensity for sound and timbre. I’ve always loved music," he says. He first started to repair his friends’ guitars, and soon after, began building them. Later, during an apprenticeship, he was told to switch to making violins. He quickly learnt that making a violin takes a long time. "It’s a matter of understanding what the client wants – perhaps a specific model, with a specific cut. Each instrument also requires a particular type of wood. Viola is often made of poplar; for the cello willow is very good; the violin mostly requires maple and spruce."

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Promising Star Regazzi violin

Roberto built this violin following the classical Cremonese method, a renowned Italian tradition. It was entirely handcrafted with close attention to details, to ensure optimal sound quality. It was created especially for a promising violinist.

Length 35.5 cm

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Back of Regazzi violin

Roberto modelled this violin after Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù. The instrument was entirely handcrafted with close attention to details, to ensure optimal sound quality. It was created especially for a high performance musician.

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Regazzi violin

Roberto also modelled this instrument after Giuseppe Bartolomeo Guarneri del Gesù. The violin was entirely handmade, paying close attention to details, to ensure optimal sound quality.

Roberto Regazzi Luthier

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