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
Protecting your violin from changes in humidity

Protecting your violin from changes in humidity

Workshop Insights
The internal wood fibres of a violin can be significantly altered by changing weather, with factors like temperatures and humidity causing the instrument to shift and change. It is, therefore, important that you remain aware of the relative humidity level in places where your instrument is most often kept. The relative humidity is the term […]
27 October 4194 READ MORE
How to change violin strings

How to change violin strings

Workshop Insights
When your violin strings begin to produce a dull sound, show signs of depletion or you find yourself constantly needing to retune your instrument, it’s time to start thinking about changing your instrument strings. Changing the strings of your violin, cello or viola can be a little daunting, so we’ve put together our recommendations – […]
27 August 4011 READ MORE
How to look after your bow

How to look after your bow

Workshop Insights
Maintaining your bow is just as important as storing your violin safely. Your bow is what generates the sound after all. There is a lot of different advice across the internet on how to properly maintain your bow. So, we’ve put together our advice from nearly 20 years in the fine instruments industry, on how […]
12 August 4003 READ MORE
The making of “Il Cannone”

The making of “Il Cannone”

History of Violin Making, Workshop Insights
About the instrument Dated 1743, ”Il Cannone” is among the best instruments built towards the end of ”del Gesù’s” life. It is impressively attractive, of a majestic and austere charm and immediately strikes those who come to view it in its showcase at Genoa’s town hall. It was owned by illustrious violinist, Paganini of the […]
16 July 4039 READ MORE
How to care for your violin

How to care for your violin

Workshop Insights
Well-made violins can last a lifetime, which is apparent from the Stradivari and Amati instruments that still exist today. Of course, this is only when your instrument is well looked after. A huge part of owning a violin is caring for the instrument, and it is this level of care that ensures the violin remains […]
13 December 3009 READ MORE
Introducing bows by AMORIM&RIBEIRO

Introducing bows by AMORIM&RIBEIRO

Workshop Insights
World-renowned luthier Luiz Amorim and fine bow maker José Ribeiro have collaborated to create AMORIM&RIBEIRO bows. With a collective luthier experience of over 50 years, this exciting partnership will see the creation of exquisite bows with unmatched quality. José Ribeiro Originally from Brazil, José was inspired by his uncle and teacher, Floriano Schaefer. Floriano is […]
25 November 2342 READ MORE
A brief history of violin making in Cremona

A brief history of violin making in Cremona

History of Violin Making, Workshop Insights
About Cremona The Italian cradle of violin making, today Cremona has more than one hundred violinmaking workshops. Stringed instruments like the violin and the viola have been crafted here since the 16th century, with new makers following in the footsteps of Antonio Stradivari and Niccolò Amati, the greatest violin luthiers. The Amati’s & the Golden […]
11 October 2809 READ MORE
15 things you didn’t know about the violin

15 things you didn’t know about the violin

Workshop Insights
Every instrument has its own history, usually with some bizarre yet incredible facts. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about the violin: Get fit playing the fiddle Did you know that playing the violin burns approximately 170 calories per hour? Forget the gym and start practicing! Leading the way Before the conductor became the […]
10 September 2890 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