Welcome to Renaissance Acoustics, the place where the immortal sound of the Classic Italian violin is being reborn.
Renaissance Acoustics is dedicated to the pursuit of the perfect violin sound through the experienced craftsmanship of its founder – master violinmaker, Alexander Goncharoff.
The goal of our company is to provide an alternative to Classic Italian instruments for a new generation of concert performers and recording artists. This goal can only be achieved by setting new high standards, based upon the sound qualities of the Old Italian instruments.
Understanding the sound properties of instruments made during the golden age of Italian violin-making (1650-1750), is crucial in assessing the sound quality of a violin in general. So, the essential part of our mission is to promote that understanding by sharing our methods and guidelines in evaluating the sound of stringed instruments. Renaissance Acoustics feels that this will help to remove the shroud of mystery surrounding the sound properties of Old Italian violins, and consequently enable musicians to use this knowledge for independent and competent instrument evaluation.
We hope that our efforts will help revive the legacy of Classic Italian sound, and create a foundation for a new generation of instruments comparable to those of the great Old Italian masters