The Amorim Method: An Interview with Luiz Amorim

The Amorim Method: An Interview with Luiz Amorim

Maker Profiles, Workshop Insights
Luiz Amorim established his own stringed instrument workshop in 2001 and has been perfecting and developing his method of making ever since. With work now referenced all over the world, Luiz Amorim gives us his insight into what makes a great luthier. What is the Amorim Method? “The Amorim Method is our approach for reproducing […]
19 November 4225 READ MORE
The Forgotten Female Violin Maker of Cremona

The Forgotten Female Violin Maker of Cremona

History of Violin Making, Maker Profiles
Who was Katarina Guarneri? Katarina Roda, who married Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù in 1722 and became known as Katarina Guarneri, is reported to have created some of the unexplained ‘del Gesù works. Whilst her contribution has never been officially confirmed, her story provides a very plausible explanation for some of the ‘del Gesù mysteries. She […]
16 October 4206 READ MORE
The Strad examines Amorim Fine Violins’ ‘measured approach’ to making

The Strad examines Amorim Fine Violins’ ‘measured approach’ to making

Maker Profiles, Workshop Insights
  The instrument making process has hardly changed since the time of Antonio Stradivari. Luan Amorim – CEO of Amorim Fine Violins, examined the production process behind making a stringed instrument using traditional methods and looked at how it could be streamlined to maximise efficiency using industrial engineering techniques. The Strad recently published an article […]
27 June 1652 READ MORE