||About George Stoppani
||Real Guts Strings
Several different models including
Stradivari, del Gesu and GB Guadagnini. Four violins currently
available from stock.
The reason for using Stradivari and del
Gesu models needs no explanation! GB Guadagnini violins are slightly
smaller than most but can produce a very strong "fat"
(Left - copy of the "Betts"
Favorite models are Andrea Guarneri,
"Conte Vitalli" and Stradivari "Gibson". The
"Conte Vitalli" can be relied on to produce a warm
characteristic viola voice. The "Gibson", though very
similar length has smaller shoulders and a generous waist making it
easier to reach the high positions and feel smaller than it really is.
The tone tends to be more focused but still with good depth.
(Left - copy of Andrea Guarneri,
Models used include Stradivari,
Ruggieri, Montagnana and others. Favorite model is the Stradivari
"Goore-Boothe". This model seems to always have balanced
strength in all registers - a deep C and cutting A.
Three cellos currently available from
(Left - Scroll, copy of Ruggieri)
Working on orders for several basses
for orchestra principals and leading free-lance bassist. Models
include copies of Vincenzo Panormo, Lott, Gasparo da Salo, and
originals attributed to Nicolo Amati, Testori and Gagliano.
George Stoppani is well known as a
restorer of basses and has long experience of setup and tonal
(Left - copy of Vincenzo Panormo)
George Stoppani has made a great many
instruments for Renaissance, Baroque and Classical playing. All
details of fittings and stringing have been carefully researched. This
is often done in collaboration with the customer to ensure that the
final result is appropriate for the intended use.
Instruments made include viols,
violins, violas, cellos, bass violins and assorted violones.
(Left - copy of anonymous small violone
in the Brussels Museum)
Brothers Amati project
George Stoppani, 6 Needham Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy,
Manchester M21 8AA UK
Phone: +44 (0)161 860 7386 email: firstname.lastname@example.org