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Professional Musical Instruments
With over twenty-five years of experience in restoration, new making and sale of instruments, Amorim Fine Violins Cremona has an acervo crafted by some of the best old and new makers. Our extensive library of violins, violas and cellos are available to purchase. Our collection embodies quality of workmanship, as well as a refined finish and sound – essential qualities when finding the instrument to compliment your music.

 

New-Making
With a commitment to obtain the highest quality of workmanship, Luiz produces baroque and modern violins, violas and cellos as well as copies that are identical to classic world-known makers. Highly esteemed musicians consider their Luiz Amorim instruments are brilliantly unique, each exuding a deeply powerful sound with a sweet tone and rich harmonics.

Constructed from sheer knowledge and expertise, integral to the calibre of these instruments is the traditional wood, with every varnish developed within the Italian workshop. Each instrument is created to produce a mature, powerful, deep and enriching sound with an undoubtedly impeccable appearance.

 

Client Testimonials

"The instrument (Luiz Amorim copy of Montagnana) not only brings a lot of warmth, but also bass support and clarity to the sound. It gives some kind of personal singing voice to the music and is something special to work with."
Daniel Müller-Schott
Cellist

"The violin that I have just purchased from Luiz is without question the best copy of a Guarneri “del Gesù” that I have put under my chin. It is responsive, big and beautiful sounding all in one. As you probably know, I used to play on the original Sainton “del Gesù” and it is no less commanding. In fact, the varnish is even more beautiful than the original."
Elmar Oliveira
Violinist

Amorim Fine Violins Cremona

New Making Cello

Cello by Luiz Amorim, copy of Domenico Montagnana “Sleeping Beauty” 1739

 

The original cello was owned by the Fitzharding family, and after years, and years laid untouched in the Berkeley Castle, the virtuoso cellist Gregor Piatigorsky was the one who awakened the Sleeping Beauty, and brought it back to life.

Travelling and playing uncounted concerts together, the cello was in an impressive state of preservation with a powerful sound. Luiz replicates all of its scratches, traces and history into a beautiful work of art, giving attention to all details. 

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New Making Cello

Cello by Luiz Amorim, Goffriller model, 2020

 

The exceptional poplar used on the making of this cello highlights the impeccable craftsmanship of Luiz Amorim. Luiz made this cello following the traditional Italian school, considering that this characteristic is fundamental for the conception of an unparalleled instrument. It features a warm sound, well balanced, full of harmonics and focused - aspects required from today's best and most demanding musicians.


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New Making Violin

Violin by Luiz Amorim, copy of Joseph Guarneri “del Gesù” Cannone, 1743

 

"Il Cannone" is a violin made by Guarneri "del Gesù" in 1743 in Cremona. The violin belonged to Paganini, the illustrious violinist of the 19th century. He named it since he affectionately called it "my cannon violin" because of its power and resonant sound.⁠⠀

Some very distinct characteristics of this masterpiece are somewhat the high sides, the imponent scroll, and its bold structure.⁠"Il Cannone" ranks as the greatest masterpiece of Guarneri ''del Gesù."⁠⠀

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New Making Violin

Violin by Luiz Amorim, copy of Joseph Guarneri “del Gesù” Sainton, 1744

 

Its bold form highlights Guarneri's late work; its expressive work shows the typical identity of ''del Gesù". The Fs lean towards each other and the purfling cut and finish confirm ''del Gesù's" exceptional work.

This violin highlights his freedom of expression, as in his final works each head seems to be different from any other.

A skilfully handcrafted violin, beautifully copied in every single detail of the original one. Follows the best Italian craftsmanship tradition featuring Luiz's passions of liberty and expressiveness in a work of art.


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New Making Violin

Violin by Luiz Amorim, copy of Joseph Guarneri “del Gesù” Cessole, 1736

 

Each one of Guarneri's instruments is sort of a new experiment; he shows a continuous development always searching for something better. This violin highlights his way of work, with an appearance of delicacy, commonly not expected from ''del Gesù''.

The arching becomes fuller, and the sound holes are set higher; the edges and corners are somewhat delicate and refined - a constant characteristic of Guarneri's middle period. The head, like others from this period, was made by his father Giuseppe Guarneri ''Filius Andrea'', whose heads are recognizable by the delicate and uniform symmetry of the volute. The body of the violin is a little small, a few millimetres shorter than a standard Stradivari.

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New Making Viola

Viola by Luiz Amorim, Maggini model, 2017
 
 


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Fine Instruments

Violin by Matteo Goffriller, Venice, c. 1720

 

Certificates:

Eric Blot (available for purchase upon request)

Christopher Reuning

Dendrochronology report: 

Peter Ratcliff, London (Jan 15, 2015). Dates the youngest ring of bass and treble sides as respectively 1717 and 1712 (Written report available for purchase upon request).

 

This outstanding instrument by Matteo Goffriller follows the best of Venice's craftsmanship tradition. Its head, at some point, has been substituted for a piece by Vincenzo Ruggeri, a very unique work that is a fine complement for this 300 years old violin. Its well-done set up alongside Goffriller's flawless craftsmanship unfolds a powerful sound. It features beautiful golden-brown varnish showing evidences from time; carefully restored at our workshop, it is in a well preserved condition. 


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Fine Instruments

Violin by Enrico Marchetti, Cuorgnè, 1898

 

A beautiful two-piece back violin with open flames. Its unique characteristics highlight Marchetti's excellent craftsmanship – the very inclined Fs, perfectly fitted on the curve of level and the edges, quite thick for a violin, bring the beautiful bold aspect of its appearance.

The scroll follows a particular pattern, with a very smooth and flat carving. The F wings are well carved deep and pronounced from the beginning. It features a stunning golden brown color, with smooth and delicate patina on the entire instrument.

A beautiful, expressive, and appealing instrument. Currently, in a good state of preservation, adjusted by the hands of our skilfully luthiers.⠀


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Bow Amorim&Ribeiro

Violin bow by Amorim&Ribeiro ***, Tourte model

 

Akin to those by old master bow makers, each fine viola, cello or violin bow is crafted to the highest quality using techniques developed by José Ribeiro and Luiz Amorim throughout their making careers.

Materials: Rare Pernambuco stick, ebony, silver and mother of pearl frog, silver button.

Prices: from €2.000 (vat excl)


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