As a violin Maker, Francesco Piasentini combines Passion with Research. Where Passion stands for fascination for wood and ancient craftmanship, and Research stands for interest on new technologies for investigation on musical instruments.
Piasentini’s Studio offers X-ray MicroComputed Tomography diagnostic and metrology services, in partnership with Sideius. Our clients are musicians, dealers, experts, collectors and restorers.
The Studio collaborates with the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Padova, in the research and development of the applications of MicroCT on musical instruments.
Band Averages, 174-1495 hz
An example of the vibration patterns, or ODS (Operational Deflecting shape) in my last 41 cm Viola.
The Homecoming of the Stradivari “Messie” – Study Day
“The Absolute Stradivary: the Messie violin 1716|2016”
Study Day, Cremona, 9 Ottobre 2016.
Together with Marco Moscatti (SIDEIUS), Speaking about the “Messie” and its recent industrial CT-Scan performed at TEC Eurolab with the collaboration of Piasentini Studio.
Letterpress: a Unique Imprint
Fascinated by ancient practics, I started looking for autenticity.
Printing press, movable lead types, everything gives the cotton paper a physical imprint.
Every instruments that I build carry a piece of narrative: the history of the Italian […]