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

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    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.

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