A Violin by Gaian Amorim

Violin by Gaian Amorim, Curitiba, 2017

An antiqued violin modeled after the Kemp by “del Gesù” of 1738, crafted by the hands of a rising-star maker. It shows Gaian’s extraordinary abilities following the same path as his father as a copyist. Although the instrument is only inspired by the original, it still shows the old maker’s character. For us, its bold yet refined sound holes and scroll are its high spot. More

360 views & video


Good news! This instrument is available for commissioned work.

The maker can create a custom-made instrument for you, inspired by what you liked about this one.

All instruments come with a certificate of authenticity



Free worldwide shipping. This usually takes up to 7 days. We ensure that all deliveries are insured from start to finish.
You have a period of 30 calendar days starting on the day you receive your instrument. We assure you 100% of your money back. (for online acquisitions only)
You can use your choice of trusted payment, weather by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. We assure you a completely secure procedure.
We guarantee originality and reliability on all our available masterpieces. All instruments come with 1-year warranty against any making or restoration defects.
Read more

    Request a commission

    Create your very own cannone

    Send us all your requirements and essential qualities to call this instrument your own. Our experts are always available to give you advice, do not wait up!

    Full description

    The wood chose for the top, a narrow to medium grain spruce, was carefully selected and came from Val di Fiemme, which is the exact source of most of the greatest Cremonese makers of the past. The one-piece back and sides maple show a beautiful, unusual figure covered in a golden-brown varnish. This violin is a great choice to complement your music.

    "My idea on making this instrument was to capture the essence of the original and summarize its most captivating features, like the unusual figure of the back and sides, the design of the scroll, and the beautiful golden-brown varnish. Creating an old patina and leaving some specific tool marks are details that also represent the incredible work of ‘del Gesù.’ 

    After hearing "Il Cannone" amazing sound, Napoleon commissioned Paganini to find a similar instrument. The 1738 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ the ‘Kemp, Emperor,’ named after him, was then found by Paganini and given to General Ernouf, Napoleon’s assistant. Other than sound, this violin has similar thicknesses of the back and the overall preservation of Paganini's Cannone." Gaian Amorim  

    Gaian Amorim

    Built his first violin at age 15 and since then, along with his father and master, Luiz Amorim, continues to evolve and improve his making. He studied violin making at the Academia Cremonensis, worked alongside Filippo Fasser and has been strengthening his work through participation in competitions, workshops and exhibitions around the world.Learn more


    Back Length
    351 mm
    Upper Bout
    166 mm
    Center Bout
    108 mm
    Lower Bout
    204 mm
    String Length
    326 mm

    sound characteristics

    Dark, sweet, and direct.

    Share on social media

    Violin bow by Marta Lucchi, silver mounted

    By Marta Lucchi  |  , Cremona

    A violin bow crafted by the hands of a master maker. Marta’s long experience as a bow maker allows expressiveness in her characteristic work that follows her father’s style. In our opinion, the high point of this violin bow is its bold squared head.

    See more

      Get advice about this instrument


      Do you want to know more about this masterpiece? Contact us, and our experts can share their thoughts on this beautiful instrument. Let us help and advise you to find your dream instrument.

      Request a Callback

        Request a Callback

        Leave your details with us

        We can provide you further details on this masterpiece. Provide us with the information on the form, and we will get back to you at your desired time. Our experts will be delighted to answer your demands.

        Any Time