Francesco Piasentini has been making stringed instruments since 2001, when he graduated as an “Operator for Violin Making” at the international violin-making school “A. Stradivari” in Cremona, under the guidance of Maestro Aromatico Fantoni.
In 2005, I refined the Cremonese classical method at the atelier of Maestro Min Sung Kim, winner of several violin-making contests and a former classmate in Cremona.
I then started a collaboration with the Atelier of Maestro Giovanni Lazzaro, contributing in the construction and restoration of fine instruments, until 2014.
I put particular care and attention into the sound and playability of the instruments, treasuring my experiences in restoration and acoustic set-up.


Latest instruments

  • Prima mano di vernice, viola modello Amati liutaio Francesco Piasentini Padova

Viola 41 cm, Girolamo Amati “Galleria Estense”

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

This viola pattern was created from the Girolamo Amati Viola hosted in the “Galleria Estense”, Modena, Italy.

CT scans is very useful for creating faithful patterns, because is not affected by photographic abberrations or perspective distorsions.

Wood […]

  • Francesco Piasentini 2012 - Domenico Montagnana patter - violin

violino mod. Montagnana – In vendita

January 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Completed in 2012, inspired by the work of Domenico Montagnana. Spruce from Fiemme valley (Italy), figured maple from Bosnia. Ebony fittings.

This instruments has been loaned to Lukasz Kurowsky (Poland) in 2014 for graduating at the […]

Cello, Strad Model

December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Step by Step
Maple and spruce, one shaving a time. The instruments slowly reveals itself, patiently. Energy and aggressiveness can help, when properly addressed.

Carving a cello back (and top too..) can be a valid subsitute to […]

  • violino modello Montagnana 2015

Violino “Teresa”, su modello Domenico Montagnana

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Alcune immagini del violino “Teresa”, ispirato ad un modello di Domenico Montagnana. Vernice ad olio, riflessi cangianti a seconda del calore della luce.

Un suono potente ed espressivo, capace di sostenere con forza i registri più […]