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Modern instrument vs. antique: Why Choosing Innovation

Direct from Cremona, the city of luthiers par excellence. In this article, I want to talk about the advantages of a modern instrument compared to an antique one because I believe that many of you may still have doubts on this topic.

First of all, I want to emphasize that I have great respect for antique instruments and the craftsmanship of the luthiers who built them. However, it is important to consider that these instruments were created for a different era and for a different way of playing than the current one. Therefore, although they may be very valuable and rich in history, they are not always the best choice for a musician looking for a high-quality instrument.


One of the main advantages of a modern instrument is its reliability. Being built with modern materials and cutting-edge technologies, it is less prone to wear and tear problems compared to an antique instrument. Also, being a new instrument, it will not need expensive and complex repairs that may be necessary on an antique one.

Furthermore, a modern instrument has a powerful and more projected sound compared to an antique one, which makes it particularly suitable for being played in larger environments such as theaters or concert halls. Being built with modern and precise techniques, the luthier has greater control over the shape and characteristics of the sound, which can lead to an optimization of the sound itself.


Finally, another advantage of a modern instrument is the possibility of customizing and adapting it to the specific needs of the musician. For example, I offer a design service that allows choosing the characteristics of the instrument based on the musician's preferences. This means that the instrument will be tailor-made for him or her and will be able to express his or her musical potential to the fullest.

In conclusion, as a professional luthier from Cremona, I can confidently say that the advantages of a modern instrument compared to an antique one are multiple and cannot be ignored. If you are looking for a high-quality and reliable instrument that allows you to express your musical abilities to the fullest, a modern instrument may be the right choice for you.




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