La Bottega dell’Archetto

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La Bottega dell’Archetto
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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In our Bottega (workshop) near the Museo del Violino you can discover the Art of BowMaking. You can find all the materials of the bow, the tools to work on a pernambuco wood and some curiosity on old bows.
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Nyla P
Buckley, WA14 contributions
We could not locate this shop by using google maps, but by chance we almost wandered right past as we left the museum. We were treated to a patient and thorough explanation of the bow-making process and why each step (and each product used) is important. Also we were given a booklet about the bowmaker's life and how he came to be one of the most important bowmakers in the world. Be sure to ask about the Lucchi meter, which he invented to test the tone and sound qualities of wood used in musical instruments. It is in use to this day around the world. Fascinating.
Written April 16, 2015
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Max L
Bellevue, WA18 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
After visiting the violin museum, I decided to visit this bow maker due to the great reviews it received and boy this experience became one of the highlights of my stay in Cremona.
The bow shop is now run by master Lucchi's daughter, I think her name is Maria.
We spent a lot of time talking, probably about an hour, talking about things from how bow are made, the wood, the lucchi measurement to the school of bow making nearby. She was very friend and eager to explain.
Then she let me play some of the lucchi bows on her violin made in 1791. I forgot the name of the maker. OMG! it is the best violin/bow combinations that I have ever played before. The G string is so deep and full, the sound just touched the bottom of my heart. Yet, the high notes just sings like a bird.
When I was ready to leave, she gave me a book on the history of the making of the lucchi bow.
I highly recommend to visit this shop if you play the instrument and you happen to be in the area.
Written October 29, 2015
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Broadlands, Virginia19 contributions
Really enjoyed our visit to this cute shop near the violin museum in Cremona. This shop gives a sample of the work done in the owners larger workshop located outside the city. The explanation of the process given my the daughter of the man that had started the business was very interesting and informative. She really took a lot of time to explain the materials used and their importance. Well worth a visit.
Written May 25, 2015
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Elgarus
Norwich, UK37 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
We stumbled upon this gorgeous shop window in Cremona and were soon invited into an interesting explanation of how bows were made by the Lucchi family. The owner was very kind and gave us a book in English and her English was exceptionally good also, passionately explaining each stage of the bow making process. We really came away with a thorough understanding of this family business.
Written February 26, 2015
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LarryTrock
Lugano, Switzerland11 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
We discover this beautiful place where you can learn about violin bows. The girls was clear and kind in the explanation. She also talk us about the Academia Cremonensis a private school for violinmaker and bowmaker, and she suggest us to visit.
Written October 23, 2014
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Joe R
Haddonfield, NJ576 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
In Cremona for the day, we were leaving the fabulous new Museo del Violino and noticed the Lucchi bow shop across the street. I was mainly looking for things I could photograph, so we walked in. The gentleman (Mr. Lucchi?) who greeted us warmly graciously said that he would be happy to give us a 5-minute talk about making bows, and I could take photos while he was doing it.

His demonstration was enthralling—I had no idea that bows were so difficult and labor-intensive to make. Needless to say, I took several excellent shots, while gaining a great respect for bows and the craftsmen/artists who make them. Our visit to the shop was one of the highlights of the day.
Written December 1, 2013
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Thank you for your visit at our bottega, yes my name is Lucchi Massimo, I am the one son of Maestro Giovanni Lucchi.
Written December 3, 2013
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Bethany T
Athens, Ohio, United States5 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
A very warm and friendly environment. I was just looking in the window when I was waved to come in. The woman- her name now escapes me- was so interesting to talk to, and her passion for her craft really shone through her explanations. I am so glad I stopped in!
Written October 15, 2013
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Kevin B
1 contribution
Sep 2015 • Family
We had a wonderful visit with Massimo Lucchi where he taught us not only about bowmaking, but wood, hair and sound. My daughter (a college violin major) then had the chance to play different bows for nearly an hour. Needless to say, she would love to own a Lucchi bow someday!
Written September 29, 2015
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layla h
4 contributions
May 2015 • Family
We learned so much about bow making from the shop owner. He was very engaging and gave our young son, a violinist, the opportunity to experience some very special instruments!
Written June 10, 2015
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD11,485 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Max at the Academia Cremonensis recommended we stop and visit this shop. The shop, La Bottega dell’Archetto Lucchi, was opened in 1971 by the late Giovanni Lucchi, who was a musician and master bow maker. It is currently operated by his daughter, Marta. Marta gave us such an informative talk about how violins and bows are made. Mr. Lucchi invented an electrical device, the Lucchi Meter, which measures the elasticity of bow strings. The front and back of each violin and guitar is typically made from 2 parts of spruce wood from the Dolomites. Maple from Bosnia is also used in 1 or 2 pieces to make the violins – it is not for sound quality but it is a pretty wood. The neck and scroll are made of maple. They use ebony from Africa on the fingerboards for violas for its strength. Ebony is also used for the frog on the bow. Pernambuco Wood from Brazil is used for the bow. It was so fascinating to learn all about the violins and the bows. We had no idea of how complicated the process is!
Written July 9, 2018
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La Bottega dell’Archetto is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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