Sponsored By
 
Bruno Stefanini Fiddle
 
Bruce Molsky discusses and demonstrates his primary fiddle.
August 4, 2016

Multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky, Peghead Nation Old-Time Fiddle instructor, knows a fine instrument when he sees one, and so it was love at first sight when he encountered his Bruno Stefanini fiddle more than 20 years ago. A former apprentice to the great Italian builder Otello Bignami, Stefanini is a violin maker based in Bologna, Italy.

In this video, Bruce talks about the fiddle, and about how Bruno’s brother, Rafe Stefanini, a renowned old-time fiddler and banjo player himself, brought three Stefanini fiddles to the US around 1993. This one stood out because it had a similar resonance to his voice, and Bruce was looking for something he could sing and harmonize with. It’s built in the Bolognese style, but with a flatter bridge than a classical player would use. Bruce strings it with D’Addario Helicore strings, which he says “sound really good and are really stable.” He amplifies it with a DPA lavalier mic that he hangs in back of the bridge.

To hear more of this fiddle and to learn fiddle with Bruce, enroll in his Old-Time Fiddle course on Peghead Nation today.

Related Fine Lutherie Posts
Bruce Molsky  

2015 Ewen Thompson Fiddle

Bruce Molsky demonstrates one of his favorite fiddles.

Read More

 

Two Sexauer Violins

Luthier Bruce Sexauer demonstrates his latest violins.

Read More

 

Jonathan Cooper Violin

Bluegrass fiddler John Mailander demonstrates his instrument.

Read More

 

2004 Gilchrist Model 4

Mike Compton demonstrates his oval-soundhole, F-4-style Gilchrist.

Read More

 

2009 Gilchrist Model 1

John Reischman demonstrates his round soundhole Gilchrist.

Read More

 

Lawrence Smart A-Style Mandola

John Reischman demonstrates his mandola.

Read More

 

Riley Baugus Round Peak–Style Banjo

Peghead Nation instructor Bill Evans demonstrates a special open-back banjo.

Read More

 

Northfield Archtop Octave Mandolin

Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his archtop guitar–inspired octave mandolin.

Read More

 

Hawthorn Top Tension Banjo

Peghead Nation instructor Wes Corbett demonstrates his main banjo.

Read More

 

2000 Gilchrist F-5

Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his new Gilchrist mandolin, which was previously owned by Andrew Marlin and Aubrey Haynie.

Read More

 
Sponsored By
 
 
 
Peghead Partners
 
Richard Hoover and James Nash | Santa Cruz Guitar
The Santa Cruz founder and flatpicking virtuoso team up for a presentation about the company at Organic Sounds Guitars.
 
 
 
 
 
  Follow Us:  
 
  About Us       Shop         Support         Contact Us         Email Sign up         Advertise         Sitemap         FAQ         Privacy         Terms         Subscribe   Sign In  
 
    ● Courses
    ● Live Workshops
    ● Instructors
    ● Sample Lessons
    ● Notation Guide
    ● For Beginners
 
    ● Workshops
    ● Advice
    ● Repertoire
 
    ● Vintage Vault
    ● New Gear
    ● Fine Lutherie
 
    ● Recordings
    ● Events
    ● Breaking News
 
    ● In The Studio
    ● Live Onstage
    ● Backroom
 
    ● New Products
    ● Inside Look
    ● Performances
    ● Partner Pages
 
 
© Copyright 2020 PegheadNation.com
 
 
    ● Courses
    ● Live Workshops
    ● Instructors
    ● Sample Lessons
    ● Notation Guide
    ● For Beginners
 
 
    ● Vintage Vault
    ● New Gear
    ● Fine Lutherie
 
 
    ● Workshops
    ● Advice
    ● Repertoire
 
 
    ● Recordings
    ● Events
    ● Breaking News
 
 
    ● In The Studio
    ● Live Onstage
    ● Backroom
 
 
    ● New Products
    ● Inside Look
    ● Performances
    ● Partner Pages
 
 
© Copyright 2020 PegheadNation.com