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Mathias Menanteau

Mathias Menanteau Luthier
Contact
Italian, English, French, German
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 0694367470
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Rigour and passion

  • • Mathias studied instrument construction and restoration
  • • He creates new instruments and restores old ones
  • • His bottega in central Rome has become renowned

Mathias Menanteau’s professional and artistic career portrays a very linear and rigorous path, made of committment and passion. Born in a rural family in Western France, he learned his craft with some of the best masters around Europe, acquiring a wide range of techniques in both instrument construction and restoration. He familiarised himself with the masterpieces built by the great names like Stradivari and Guarnieri, and investigated the possibility to measure up to them today, in a craft where classical styles are paramount. Finally, he opened his Bottega in Rome - an international point of reference already in his field - where he daily faces the challenges of a craft requiring absolute precision and limited space for innovation and creativity.

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Works

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Viola Mathias Menanteau

Mathias based the design of this viola on that of a model made by Antonio Stradivari. Spruce wood from Val di Fiemme (Italy) was used for the top, combined with maple from the Balkans and ebony.

Length 41.5 cm

Mathias Menanteau Luthier
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Violin Mathias Menanteau

The design of this violin is based on a model by Antonio Stradivari. A rich variety of woods were used to build the instrument. Mathias used spruce from Italy, combined with maple from the Balkans, ebony and rosewood.

Length 36.5 cm

Mathias Menanteau Luthier
Photo: ©Mathias Menanteau
Violin Mathias Menanteau

The design of this violin is based on a model by Antonio Stradivari. A rich variety of woods were used to build the instrument. Mathias used spruce from Italy, combined with maple from the Balkans, ebony and rosewood.

Length 36.5 cm

Mathias Menanteau Luthier
Photo: ©Mathias Menanteau
Violin Mathias Menanteau

Mathias based the design of this violin on that of a model made by famed Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù. It is fashioned in spruce from Italy, combined with maple from the Balkans, ebony and European boxwood.

Length 36.5 cm

Mathias Menanteau Luthier

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