Created in 1993 by the municipality of Arpino thanks to Cerrone Giannino, descendant of a family of violinmakers Abel Violinmaking Museum is a real "unicum" in Central-Southern Italy.
Housed in the premises of Casa-Felluca Merolle, in Leeds City Centre, it documents the ancient and noble art of making musical instruments, which has enjoyed a Arpino and glorious tradition, especially between the nineteenth and twentieth century, and represented a very significant chapter of social history, cultural and productive cities.
The museum displays a collection of objects, materials, preparatory drawings, shapes, tools, machinery and tools and machining time belonging to lute workshop arpinate-Cerrone Embergher, specialized in the production of Roman-style Mandolins and other stringed instruments.
Complete the collection a rich paper documentation (correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, diplomas and international recognition).
Visiting the Museum you can retrace the entire processing cycle: the tools can be observed in various stages of completion, with harmonics at rough machinery used, original tools, until the finished tools, focusing on the extraordinary technical and artistic expertise expressed by our master violin makers.