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Ever had the sensation of reading something cryptical while trying to be informed on gut strings?
Whether you are a student writing your final degree essay or a researcher writing an article on something in which gut strings are involved, I can help you to solve your doubts so you can write more confidently on a topic you know upside-down. I made gut strings following the historical Italian manufacturing process for 15 years, and I am also a professional violinist and violist, so I can unveil for you some cryptical details you jump on while researching on gut strings and bring your work to an upper level.
...are you maybe in charge of a historically informed group? Consider hiring an expert to ask for the better sets for the repertoire you are practising, and to discuss with if someone in the group faces a problem with his set up. It would make your work more smooth and fulfilling, and on top, you could also benefit leverage by advertising it in your material.
If you are a teacher you could hire me for your whole class: just delegate all the strings issues of your students to an expert, and enjoy the higher level of confidence they will benefit from.
...and if you are an instrument maker, how about delivering your creations with the perfect strings on, so you don't get complaints about "that scratchy D, that lack of power in the A, that tiny e"...
The value of a customer falling in love at the first touch is well worth acquiring this knowledge! ...not to mention the damage of a frustrated customer telling around how your violin doesn't sound easy on the D...
To avoid this is a priority!!
...and it's just a piece of knowledge away, just one more thing to know about violin making, that can dramatically change the perception your customers have of your instruments!
This consultancy service is also available for amateur string makers in search of suggestions: I'd love working with you so that your efforts are fulfilling.
Having a dedicated service to know more about Gut Strings was helpful to add more specialist knowledge into my own instrument building, getting the best sound out of each instrument and providing the best comfort for each player.
...after all we are all here to improve our sound production by the end of the day!
Birmingham, United Kingdom
As an instrument maker of the violin family I found Daniela's service extremely valuable.
At first I did not know if this membership was right for me but Daniela has many levels of membership and you can try out the service before making the commitment.
Her knowledge, expertise and experience have given me a greater understanding of how strings are made and how to deal with problems that players might face. The content on her website is very informative and I keep going back to refer to it on a regular basis.
The monthly meetings are also a great forum where I can ask questions and receive customized help. I have the premium membership and I would passionately recommend this service to players and instrument makers.
Violin Maker, Artist
String Pitch Problem
Thank you so much for your detailed reply! I will definitely try out those options and see if it helps. I actually did soak my A string in olive oil but it was only for a week as I could not wait to try it! The other half of the string is still in the oil, so I will try it when it's been over a
Thank you again for your help, not just today but for sharing your invaluable knowledge through your website!
Violinist. Zorá Quartet
We performed on Saturday morning and it was quite successful :)
Thank-you very much for your help, as you deserve part of the the credit.
Thank-you very much for your support and hope to contact you soon for a new project.
Jordi B. Paradis
Shanghai International Choral League
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You got a project, so we plan together according to your needs: You can get:
You know how important is for your talent
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Violin Designer, Musician,
If I have a question, I post it, and I got an answer, because she's there, she's accessible
I am a violin maker, and I am an enthusiast of crafts, I need to do things with my hands.
The only thing who could prevent me from buying was the money investment, but having met Daniela in a group for Violoncello da Spalla revival, I already knew that she's always helpful and supportive. What definitely convinced me is that she committed so much on trying to have more options for our strings, and also her enthusiasm for silk strings. She's always willing to solve the problem. I know she will help us to find more strings for Violoncello da Spalla, no matter what.
What I like most about the membership is the Whatsapp group. Being connected with others is what drives me on and keeps me focused. I like the fact that, if I have a question, I post it, and I got an answer, because she's there, she's accessible. I know that given her concrete experiences if I will ever try to make my own strings, she will know how to help, and she will actually be willing to help.
Other things I appreciated were all the historical info on string making, the fact that she personally interviewed those old string makers, the videos, the connections she has. And she is also a good communicator.
If you are a violin maker and you want to be accurate with gut strings and baroque set up, the big plan is absolutely worth the money.
Berkeley, California USA
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about Daniela Gaidano
I am an italian string maker, I have experience in instrument making, and I am a professional violinist and violist.
I know what it feels like to deal with string problems, and I’ve solved string problems for 15 years in my factory’s workshop.
I have been invited to lecture for Accademia Mahler Bolzano, Shimamura Academy Tokyo, British Lute Society London, Orchestra Spira Mirabilis.
I was interviewed by the magazine Sarasate (Tokyo) and I appeared in the BBC series How it’s made, in the DVD “Ukes Down Under” (Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, bonus extra “Aquila Spaghetti Harvest”), and in a video interview during Bosko and Honey Ukulele Safari.
here is a screenshot with me playing for the BBC video serie "How it's made", featured on the home page of The Strad magazine
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Specialized in parchment making using raw sheep skins sent from a farm. I also import parchment from around the world to sell online for artists, educational institutions, museums, musical instrument workshops, and for “witches and wizards” (seriously, they say a lucky charm written on parchment has spiritual power).
Made research on the characteristics of medieval manuscript parchment in the British Library and held numerous lectures and workshops in Japan, Turkey, and Thailand on various parchment related topics.
My interest and admiration of parchment rosettes on Baroque guitar led me further “into” the body of sheep, and found the art of gut string making. Parchment making and gut string making have much in common. Mesmerized to find that oozy, creepy, slippery intestines turn into something that produces heavenly harmony with a little “twist”.
Glad to receive expert instructions from Daniela, and to be connected with all of you.