When we visited, I had the chance to try out two of Luiz Amorim's violins: his slightly antiqued copy of the 1733 Carlo Bergonzi, "Kreisler", and copy of 1742 Guarneri 'del Gesú', "Lord Wilton". They were both remarkable instruments, both aesthetically and sonically. In fact, Luiz's copy of the "Lord Wilton" was one of the most beautiful violin that I have ever seen and heard. It had an extraordinary finish, and Luiz's attention to details left me in awe. The violin had a magnificent sound also; the G and D strings had great texture and power, while the higher registers still had the sparkle and sweetness which many 'del Gesú' copies I have tried were missing.
When we finally decided to commission a violin from Luiz himself, Tomas kindly guided us through the process. He worked with us patiently, and we felt very safe and confident about placing a commission.