Boat builiding and lutherie are sharing the same key points: ability, craftmanship, passion, methedical application, creativity, innovation, uniqueness, emotion.

Tradition has been handed down from father to son: how to create a unique and unrepeatable product; the strong feeling of belonging to the territory and its authenticity, being the spokesperson of a “know-how” that is known and admired all over the world

The Consortium of Violinmakers ” Antonio Stradivari”,was founded in 1996 for the purpose of promoting and making known contemporary Cremonese violinmaking, which uoholds an ancient artisan tradition

The trademark “Cremona Liuteria”, identifying the Cremonese instruments was strongly desired by the Cremona Chamber of Commerce together with the Consortium of Violinmakers “Antonio Stradivari” Cremona, as well as by the various craftsmen associations an attempt to put a seal of quality on modern stringed instruments made in Cremona that could be recognised throughout the world.

220 hours of work are necessary to make a violin. According to the Cremonese classical technique, the basis of the construction is the inside form. Each instrument, made by the violinmaker is an exclusive and unique piece created by his creativity and ability.

Cantieri Capelli has more than 80 skilled employees that are constantly working on with high ability and creativity, to create an exclusive handcrafted boat, to assure the full control on quality and details.

The city of Cremona is both the origin and the stage of this important synergy: the strength of our roots and the art of manual wisdom that shapes dreams and emotions.

The history of Cremona is closely tied to its luthier workshops. this tradition lives on in Cremona even today, where violins are made hand-made ​​with precious woods, according to the tradition of these families of Master luthiers. The violin craftmanship of Cremona became part of the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2012.