Bassbar-ability

Wanna save time and get a wonderful sound while making the Bassbar? Learn my own Freehand Method!

Hi, I’m Sofia, Italian violin maker.

The violin making tradition of my family, The Vettori’s, started in 1935 in Italy 🇮🇹

I’m sharing with you my 25 years of experience in Violinmaking.

You can find my own method into my step-by-step video course, Bassbar-ability.

More than just a course 🎻

I will teach you my step-by-step method in a well-ordered, clear and precise way.

Chapter selection:

✔️ All the materials you need and where to find them

✔️ Precise measurements (something nobody reveals!)

✔️ Where to place the Bassbar

✔️ Preparing

✔️ Fitting

✔️ Gluing

✔️ Shaping

✔️ Tips & tricks learned from my father

✔️ Some secret bonuses

What you will LEARN

Material list

A list of all the materials you need and where to find them

Accurate measurements

All you need to know are
2 measures

Where to place the Bassbar

It is a fundamental aspect for the good construction of the instrument

Fitting, Gluing & Shaping

I'll show you the whole process step by step, from A to Z 

My own Freehand Method

It's like taking the training wheels off your bike!

Tips and tricks learned from my father

Something you've never heard before!

ALL IN ONE SINGLE COURSE

0 +
Unnecessary working hours saved
0

Sofia’s years of passion and experience 

0

Years of legacy of Italian Violin Making tradition

What lessons are there in it?

  • Welcome
  • Tools and materials
  • Where to place the Bassbar
  • Numbers & notes
  • Planing
  • Concept behind Bassbar tension
  • Placing
  • Pre-fitting
  • Flat Chisel
  • Glass Scraper & file
  • Little trick
  • Final touches before gluing
  • Make it ready to glue
  • Pretend to glue without glue
  • Gluing the Bassbar
  • Removing clamps
  • Bassbar measures
  • Shaping the Bassbar
  • Finishing nicely
  • The 2 little cuts
  • The end
  • Viola’s Bassbar

If you want to see a short preview of what you will find inside, here it is… ⤵️

Who is this course for?

NEW MAKERS

Students that start from the beginning

INTERMEDIATE

Luthiers who have already had some experiences

PROFESSIONALS

Master violin makers who never stop learning

MUSICIANS

String players who are curious and interested in the magic world of violin making 

WOOD WORKERS

Craftsperson who want to learn new techniques and improve thier skills

Who is this course NOT for?

It’s not for those who don’t have the will to learn.

And it’s not for those who don’t believe we can make this world a better place by spreading Art and Beauty everywhere!

Which is more valuable...
TIME OR MONEY?

If I told you that in Bassbar-ability I have condensed all my experience that thanks to this course you will be able to save dozens and dozens of hours of unnecessary work, how much can this be worth?

You know, especially in the last two years I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on training and coaching, because I have realized that there is no better investment than the one you make on yourself.

I have also experienced firsthand how much a course, lecture or workshop can really save me time.

And believe me when I tell you that there is no comparison: time is worth a thousand times more than money!

MY MISSION

My mission is to spread the beauty of art around the world by sharing my knowledge. THAT’S WHY I CREATED THE BASSBAR-ABILITY COURSE.

The detail 99% of luthiers ignore

You should know there is a one important detail 99% of luthiers ignore.

In most cases it is what leads them to the downfall.

Let me take a step back.

We are luthiers. We sell to musicians.

Musicians are totally obsessed with sound.

And we, as luthiers and violin makers, should be extremely aware of this.

We should be constantly working to get the best possible sound out of our instrument: it’s a never ending process.

You know, after 25 years as a luthier and after more than 104 instruments sold…I can tell you for sure one thing:

Musicians buy instruments only if they’re 100% convinced and satisfied by the sound of that instrument. Period.

Otherwise, believe me, they’re not gonna buy it for any other reason in the world.

By ignoring this important detail this is what happens in 99% of cases (in chronological order):
 
  • They don’t know how to realize a beautiful singing instrument
  • Musicians are not fascinated by their instruments
  • Musicians don’t buy from them

Playability & SELLABILITY

One of the topic I always talk about with my colleagues is playability, that is the ability to make an instrument easy to play.

I personally think that playability is very important, but we shouldn’t forget about another very important topic…


SELLABILITY, that is 
the ability to make an instrument EASY TO SELL.

(It’s a new word I made up some years ago)

Sellability is one of the most underrated aspects of violin making and it is related to the sound quality of the instrument.

Because the correct set up of the Bassbar is strictly related to the sound I want to achieve.

Are you ready to give your instrument a soul?

Today is the right day!

Do you see yourself in these shoes?

  • “Sofia, how can I learn setting up the Bassbar like you?”
  • The instrument doesn’t sound as good as I wish
  • “How can I avoid wasting so many hours setting up the Bassbar?”

More than 104 Bassbars 🏆

What my Star Pupils say

The direct experience of the students of Bassbar-ability

Jaan Ader
Jaan Ader
Leggi Tutto
Hi Sofia, I bought Bassbar-ability right before I went to sleep and yesterday I watched the whole course in one big bite.
I will watch it many more times later.
I liked the course very much and it was liberating to hear that you fit the Bassbar without those wooden guides and without clamping the table to a metal ring whilst fitting the Bassbar.
You are very clear to follow with easy precise instructions in a warm atmosphere as usually.
I will try your method next time.
I'm very glad I bought the course.

🇮🇹 Italian tradition, my story, my legacy

I was born in a family of violin makers, so I had the privilege to start very early making violins.

I learned from my father Paolo Vettori, who learned from his father Dario I Vettori.

I’m lucky to keep the legacy of more than 90 years of violinmaking Italian Classic Tradition.

During my youth, I didn’t go to a classic “Violin making school”.

I learned in the most traditional way: my father and my grandfather handed down the knowledge to me.

I haven’t had anyone who told me “this can’t be done”, so I could try and experiment freely whatever I wanted.

That’s how I found the way that works, my way.

And I always encourage my Star Pupils to find their own way.

Thanks to my hard work I’ve received sincere compliments from some the most valuable luthiers around the world.

I was mentioned in Strad Magazine as well.

Now I can say it with confidence: you can be a luthier even without having attended a school.
 
Indeed, perhaps it reflects more the true tradition of craftsmanship handed down from father to son.

From Master to Pupil.

⭐️ What you give...will be yours forever

Sofia, why would you reveal your own secrets?!

You know, in the violin making industry, old masters tend to be very jealous of their knowledge and experience.

As if sharing their knowledge somehow would ruin and destroy all their career.

99,9% of them think like: “…if you’re good at something, keep it secret!”.

I am different.

I feel deep joy and fulfillment in sharing my knowledge and expertise with others.

I think this enriches everyone, both the teacher and the pupils.

⭐️ What you give will be yours forever ⭐️

This is my motto.

Violin Making School Certificate

Not everybody is determined enough to bring projects to an end.

That’s why I want to give a special reward to my Star Pupils who complete 100% of the course.

Certificate

Log in to your reserved area

Wherever you like. Whenever you prefer. Every time you want.

You can easily watch each lesson the way you prefer.

From your laptop, from your tablet, from your smartphone.

Once purchased, the Bassbar-ability course will be yours forever, it’s not a recurrent a membership.

And you can watch it again and again, with no time limit.

As time goes by, I will be recording brand new lessons and you will have them for free.

How much does it cost [not to have it]?

At this point you may be wondering:
“How much does the course cost?”
 

But I suggest you to think about a slightly different question:

How much does it cost NOT TO HAVE IT?

I think Bassbar-ability is an investment that pays for itself in a short time.

Why is this an INVESTMENT?

With this course, you will:

✔️ Save your time and speed up your learning process

✔️ Prevent a lot of annoying and frustrating mistakes

✔️ Avoid errors I made myself over the last 25 years of work

✔️ Have all the information you need in a clear and well-structured way

✔️ Have a step-by-step method you can follow to achieve your next level

✔️ Have lifetime access to the course

✔️ Have me as a mentor: I will lead you through the authentic Classic Italian violin making tradition 

✔️ Have the support of people like you, my Star Pupils

✔️ Have no risk [look at the following section]

30 days Money Back Guaranteed

You're safe, I'll take all the risks.

You know, everyone can purchase Bassbar-ability, watch through all the lessons and then ask for a refund within 30 days, just by sending me an email and without having to justify it.

In this case I will refund 100% of the course.

“Sofia, what about if someone look through all the lessons and then asks money back?”

Well, if someone acts like that they are not moved by a good purpose.

And as I want to deal only with good people, I’m more than happy to give money and not see him/her anymore.

This is my philosophy.

I wanna be totally candid, honest and transparent.

So…what have you got to lose?

Make your choice. Start your adventure now.

BASSBAR-ABILITY

$697
$ 597 Pay once. Watch it forever.
  • Lifetime access to members area
  • 22+ lessons [constantly increasing]
  • Access to the Elite Star Pupils Group
  • Exclusive "close friends" list on Instagram Stories
  • Jump into the authentic Italian violin making tradition
  • Brand new lessons on Bassbar-ability free forever
  • Free supplementary course: Glass Scraper
  • Exclusive benefits on other Courses, Masterclass & Events

Do you prefer 3 installments of $207 each?

BASSBAR-ABILITY
+ PRIMING INSIDE

$1047
$ 897 Pay once. Watch it forever.
  • Lifetime access to members area
  • 31+ lessons [constantly increasing]
  • Access to the Elite Star Pupils Group
  • Exclusive "close friends" list on Instagram Stories
  • Jump into the authentic Italian violin making tradition
  • Brand new lessons on Bassbar-ability & Priming Inside free forever
  • Exclusive benefits on other Courses, Masterclass & Events
  • Free supplementary course: Glass Scraper
  • Priming Inside Course at $300 instead of $350
Popular

Do you prefer 3 installments of $317 each?

🎟 Use the coupon SOFIA15 at the checkout to get 15% off

If you are already a Star Pupil…check your email, “close friends stories” on Instagram or the Star Pupils Facebook group…there’s a SPECIAL COUPON FOR YOU ❤️

This BLACK FRIDAY OFFER is valid until November 28th 11:59 PM New York Timezone: it will no longer be available when the countdown expires

What is PRIMING INSIDE?

“Sofia, why do you color your violin…INSIDE?!”

Inside the violin - Sofia Vettori

In violin making everything is related to the sound.

You could have an amazingly beautiful violin, but if it doesn’t sound good…it’s a problem!

In the course “Inside the violin” you will learn:
  • The exact process I do for the top, back and ribs before I close the body
  • How to make the colored preparation
  • All the materials you need to buy
  • How to prepare and apply all of them
  • How to make the instrument sound beautifully

Why should I purchase it TODAY?

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.”🌿

[Confucio]

At this point you might have read all this page.

And maybe you wish to have the Bassbar-ability, but you are still stuck and you tend to procrastinate…

So I’ll give you 3 more reasons to buy it now:

1️⃣ The PRICE WILL INCREASE over time as I add lessons

2️⃣ Once you have purchased the course, the new lessons I will release in the future and all updates will be completely free for you

3️⃣ Investing in yourself is the best investment you can do (I personally am investing thousands of dollars in training every year).
In the last two years I have learned that procrastinating is not a winning attitude.

FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a doubt or question, you will probably find the answer right here.

Yes, you are free to choose the payment method you prefer.

You can one shot or in installments.

You can see all the details in the pricing section. 

Very simple.

If there’s a coupon also valid on the payment plan in installment, the total amount of the discount coupon will be splitted in the number of installments.

I’ll give you a little example, with arbitrary numbers.

Imagine you have a discount coupon of 90$ that works for the “COURSE X“, and you chose the option to pay in 3 installments instead of one shot payment.

Then you will get 30$ off on each of the 3 installments. For a total of 90$ discount.

It’s easy peasy.  When you click the button “BUY NOW” in this page, you will be redirect to a checkout page.

Once landed on the checkout page, you will see the inscription “Add coupon code” down below the thumbnail of the course.

You should put your coupon code just right there!

Of course yes.
Wherever you want.
Whenever you want.
Every time you want.

There is no expiration date.
Once purchased, Bassbar-ability will be yours forever.

You can watch it as many times as you want.

After the checkout process and after the successful payment, you will be redirected to a thank you page with all the instructions to enter the platform.

At the same moment you will receive a Welcome mail with a simple the procedure to enter.

If you already have other courses from my Violinmaking School (and therefore an account), Bassbar-ability will be automatically synchronized to your library.

If you don’t have an account yet, you should simply create a new one.

Don’t worry, the procedure takes no more than 30 seconds.

Easy-peasy.

The course is in english.

But don’t worry: it’s very easy to understand, as I try to explain every single passage in simple words.

So you just need to follow my lead and go through the learning process:

  • Watch
  • Learn
  • Practise
  • Experiment
  • Improve

Of course yes.
The platform will send you the invoice.
If you need any extra help just send me a mail to help@sofiavettori.com and ask for it.

When you click the button “BUY NOW” in this page, you will be redirect to a checkout page.

Once landed on the checkout page, just scroll all the way down and you will see the inscription “Are you a business? Enter your Tax ID (if applicable)”.

You should put your VAT number just right there!

Handcrafted in Italy

Sofia Vettori LLC
11768 Eden Estates Place
Carmel 46033 IN

info@sofiavettori.com

Bassbar-ability

Wanna save time and get a wonderful sound while making the Bassbar? Learn my own Freehand Method!

Hi, I’m Sofia, Italian violin maker.

The violin making tradition of my family, The Vettori’s, started in 1935 in Italy 🇮🇹

I’m sharing with you my 25 years of experience in Violinmaking.

You can find my own method into my step-by-step video course, Bassbar-ability.

More than just a course 🎻

Sofia Bassbar

I will teach you my step-by-step method in a well-ordered, clear and precise way.

Chapter selection:

✔️ All the materials you need and where to find them

✔️ Precise measurements (something nobody reveals!)

✔️ Where to place the Bassbar

✔️ Preparing

✔️ Fitting

✔️ Gluing

✔️ Shaping

✔️ Tips & tricks learned from my father

✔️ Some secret bonuses

What you will LEARN

Material list

A list of all the materials you need and where to find them

Accurate measurements

All you need to know are 2 measures

Where to place the Bassbar

It is a fundamental aspect for the good construction of the instrument

Fitting, Gluing & Shaping

I'll show you the whole process step by step, from A to Z 

My own Freehand Method

It's like taking the training wheels off your bike!

Tips and tricks learned from my father

Something you've never heard before!

ALL IN ONE SINGLE COURSE

0 +

Unnecessary working hours saved

0

Sofia’s years of passion and experience 

0

Years of legacy of Italian Violin Making tradition

What lessons are there in it?

  • Welcome
  • Tools and materials
  • Where to place the Bassbar
  • Numbers & notes
  • Planing
  • Concept behind Bassbar tension
  • Placing
  • Pre-fitting
  • Flat Chisel
  • Glass Scraper & file
  • Little trick
  • Final touches before gluing
  • Make it ready to glue
  • Pretend to glue without glue
  • Gluing the Bassbar
  • Removing clamps
  • Bassbar measures
  • Shaping the Bassbar
  • Finishing nicely
  • The 2 little cuts
  • The end
  • Viola’s Bassbar

If you want to see a short preview of what you will find inside, here it is… ⤵️

Who is this course for?

NEW MAKERS

Students that start from the beginning

INTERMEDIATE

Luthiers who have already had some experiences

PROFESSIONALS

Master violin makers who never stop learning

MUSICIANS

String players who are curious and interested in the magic world of violin making 

WOOD WORKERS

Craftsperson who want to learn new techniques and improve thier skills

Who is this course NOT for?

It’s not for those who don’t have the will to learn.

And it’s not for those who don’t believe we can make this world a better place by spreading Art and Beauty everywhere!

Which is more valuable...
TIME OR MONEY?

If I told you that in Bassbar-ability I have condensed all my experience that thanks to this course you will be able to save dozens and dozens of hours of unnecessary work, how much can this be worth?

You know, especially in the last two years I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on training and coaching, because I have realized that there is no better investment than the one you make on yourself.

I have also experienced firsthand how much a course, lecture or workshop can really save me time.

And believe me when I tell you that there is no comparison: time is worth a thousand times more than money!

MY MISSION

My mission is to spread the beauty of art around the world by sharing my knowledge. THAT’S WHY I CREATED THE BASSBAR-ABILITY COURSE.

The detail 99% of luthiers ignore

You should know there is a one important detail 99% of luthiers ignore.

In most cases it is what leads them to the downfall.

Let me take a step back.

We are luthiers. We sell to musicians.

Musicians are totally obsessed with sound.

And we, as luthiers and violin makers, should be extremely aware of this.

We should be constantly working to get the best possible sound out of our instrument: it’s a never ending process.

You know, after 25 years as a luthier and after more than 104 instruments sold…I can tell you for sure one thing:

Musicians buy instruments only if they’re 100% convinced and satisfied by the sound of that instrument. Period.

Otherwise, believe me, they’re not gonna buy it for any other reason in the world.

By ignoring this important detail this is what happens in 99% of cases (in chronological order):
 
  • They don’t know how to realize a beautiful singing instrument
  • Musicians are not fascinated by their instruments
  • Musicians don’t buy from them

Playability & SELLABILITY

One of the topic I always talk about with my colleagues is playability, that is the ability to make an instrument easy to play.

I personally think that playability is very important, but we shouldn’t forget about another very important topic…


SELLABILITY, that is 
the ability to make an instrument EASY TO SELL.

(It’s a new word I made up some years ago)

Sellability is one of the most underrated aspects of violin making and it is related to the sound quality of the instrument.

Because the correct set up of the Bassbar is strictly related to the sound I want to achieve.

Are you ready to give your instrument a soul?

Today is the right day!

Do you see yourself
in these shoes?

  • “Sofia, how can I learn setting up the Bassbar like you?”
  • The instrument doesn’t sound as good as I wish
  • “How can I avoid wasting so many hours setting up the Bassbar?”

More than 104 Bassbars 🏆

What my Star Pupils say

The direct experience of the students of Bassbar-ability

Jaan Ader
Jaan Ader
Leggi Tutto
Hi Sofia, I bought Bassbar-ability right before I went to sleep and yesterday I watched the whole course in one big bite.
I will watch it many more times later.
I liked the course very much and it was liberating to hear that you fit the Bassbar without those wooden guides and without clamping the table to a metal ring whilst fitting the Bassbar.
You are very clear to follow with easy precise instructions in a warm atmosphere as usually.
I will try your method next time.
I'm very glad I bought the course.

🇮🇹 Italian tradition,
my story, my legacy

I was born in a family of violin makers, so I had the privilege to start very early making violins.

I learned from my father Paolo Vettori, who learned from his father Dario I Vettori.

I’m lucky to keep the legacy of more than 90 years of violinmaking Italian Classic Tradition.

During my youth, I didn’t go to a classic “Violin making school”.

I learned in the most traditional way: my father and my grandfather handed down the knowledge to me.

I haven’t had anyone who told me “this can’t be done”, so I could try and experiment freely whatever I wanted.

That’s how I found the way that works, my way.

And I always encourage my Star Pupils to find their own way.

Thanks to my hard work I’ve received sincere compliments from some the most valuable luthiers around the world.

I was mentioned in Strad Magazine as well.

Now I can say it with confidence: you can be a luthier even without having attended a school.
 
Indeed, perhaps it reflects more the true tradition of craftsmanship handed down from father to son.

From Master to Pupil.

⭐️ What you give...will be yours forever

Sofia, why would you reveal
your own secrets?!

You know, in the violin making industry, old masters tend to be very jealous of their knowledge and experience.

As if sharing their knowledge somehow would ruin and destroy all their career.

99,9% of them think like: “…if you’re good at something, keep it secret!”.

I am different.

I feel deep joy and fulfillment in sharing my knowledge and expertise with others.

I think this enriches everyone, both the teacher and the pupils.

⭐️ What you give will be yours forever ⭐️

This is my motto.

Violin Making School Certificate

Not everybody is determined enough to bring projects to an end.

That’s why I want to give a special reward to my Star Pupils who complete 100% of the course.

Certificate

Log in to your reserved area

Wherever you like. Whenever you prefer. Every time you want.

You can easily watch each lesson the way you prefer.

From your laptop, from your tablet, from your smartphone.

Once purchased, the Bassbar-ability course will be yours forever, it’s not a recurrent a membership.

And you can watch it again and again, with no time limit.

As time goes by, I will be recording brand new lessons and you will have them for free.

How much does it cost
[not to have it]?

At this point you may be wondering:
“How much does the course cost?”
 

But I suggest you to think about a slightly different question:

How much does it cost NOT TO HAVE IT?

I think Bassbar-ability is an investment that pays for itself in a short time.

Why is this an INVESTMENT?

With this course, you will:

✔️ Save your time and speed up your learning process

✔️ Prevent a lot of annoying and frustrating mistakes

✔️ Avoid errors I made myself over the last 25 years of work

✔️ Have all the information you need in a clear and well-structured way

✔️ Have a step-by-step method you can follow to achieve your next level

✔️ Have lifetime access to the course

✔️ Have me as a mentor: I will lead you through the authentic Classic Italian violin making tradition 

✔️ Have the support of people like you, my Star Pupils

✔️ Have no risk [look at the following section]

30 days Money Back Guaranteed

You're safe, I'll take all the risks.

You know, everyone can purchase Bassbar-ability, watch through all the lessons and then ask for a refund within 30 days, just by sending me an email and without having to justify it.

In this case I will refund 100% of the course.

“Sofia, what about if someone look through all the lessons and then asks money back?”

Well, if someone acts like that they are not moved by a good purpose.

And as I want to deal only with good people, I’m more than happy to give money and not see him/her anymore.

This is my philosophy.

I wanna be totally candid, honest and transparent.

So…what have you got to lose?

Make your choice. Start your adventure now.

BASSBAR-ABILITY

$697
$ 597 Pay once. Watch it forever.
  • Lifetime access to members area
  • 22+ lessons [constantly increasing]
  • Access to the Elite Star Pupils Group
  • Exclusive "close friends" list on Instagram Stories
  • Jump into the authentic Italian violin making tradition
  • Brand new lessons on Bassbar-ability free forever
  • Free supplementary course: Glass Scraper
  • Exclusive benefits on other Courses, Masterclass & Events

Do you prefer 3 installments of $207 each?

BASSBAR-ABILITY
+ PRIMING INSIDE

$1047
$ 897 Pay once. Watch it forever.
  • Lifetime access to members area
  • 31+ lessons [constantly increasing]
  • Access to the Elite Star Pupils Group
  • Exclusive "close friends" list on Instagram Stories
  • Jump into the authentic Italian violin making tradition
  • Brand new lessons on Bassbar-ability & Priming Inside free forever
  • Exclusive benefits on other Courses, Masterclass & Events
  • Free supplementary course: Glass Scraper
  • Priming Inside Course at $300 instead of $350
Popular

Do you prefer 3 installments of $317 each?

🎟 Use the coupon SOFIA15 at the checkout to get 15% off

If you are already a Star Pupil…check your email, “close friends stories” on Instagram or the Star Pupils Facebook group…there’s a SPECIAL COUPON FOR YOU ❤️

This BLACK FRIDAY OFFER is valid until November 28th 11:59 PM New York Timezone: it will no longer be available when the countdown expires

What is PRIMING INSIDE?

“Sofia, why do you color your violin…INSIDE?!”

In violin making everything is related to the sound.

You could have an amazingly beautiful violin, but if it doesn’t sound good…it’s a problem!

In the course “Inside the violin” you will learn:
  • The exact process I do for the top, back and ribs before I close the body
  • How to make the colored preparation
  • All the materials you need to buy
  • How to prepare and apply all of them
  • How to make the instrument sound beautifully
Inside the violin 1

Why should I purchase it TODAY?

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.”🌿

[Confucio]

At this point you might have read all this page.

And maybe you wish to have the Bassbar-ability, but you are still stuck and you tend to procrastinate…

So I’ll give you 3 more reasons to buy it now:

1️⃣ The PRICE WILL INCREASE over time as I add lessons

2️⃣ Once I you purchased the course, the new lessons I will release in the future and all updates will be completely free for you

3️⃣ Investing in yourself is the best investment you can do (I personally am investing thousands of dollars in training every year).
In the last two years I have learned that procrastinating is not a winning attitude.

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a doubt or question, you will probably find the answer right here.

Yes, you are free to choose the payment method you prefer.

You can one shot or in installments.

You can see all the details in the pricing section. 

Very simple.

If there’s a coupon also valid on the payment plan in installment, the total amount of the discount coupon will be splitted in the number of installments.

I’ll give you a little example, with arbitrary numbers.

Imagine you have a discount coupon of 90$ that works for the “COURSE X“, and you chose the option to pay in 3 installments instead of one shot payment.

Then you will get 30$ off on each of the 3 installments. For a total of 90$ discount.

It’s easy peasy.  When you click the button “BUY NOW” in this page, you will be redirect to a checkout page.

Once landed on the checkout page, you will see the inscription “Add coupon code” down below the thumbnail of the course.

You should put your coupon code just right there!

Of course yes.
Wherever you want.
Whenever you want.
Every time you want.

There is no expiration date.
Once purchased, Bassbar-ability will be yours forever.

You can watch it as many times as you want.

After the checkout process and after the successful payment, you will be redirected to a thank you page with all the instructions to enter the platform.

At the same moment you will receive a Welcome mail with a simple the procedure to enter.

If you already have other courses from my Violinmaking School (and therefore an account), Bassbar-ability will be automatically synchronized to your library.

If you don’t have an account yet, you should simply create a new one.

Don’t worry, the procedure takes no more than 30 seconds.

Easy-peasy.

The course is in english.

But don’t worry: it’s very easy to understand, as I try to explain every single passage in simple words.

So you just need to follow my lead and go through the learning process:

  • Watch
  • Learn
  • Practise
  • Experiment
  • Improve

Of course yes.
The platform will send you the invoice.
If you need any extra help just send me a mail to help@sofiavettori.com and ask for it.

When you click the button “BUY NOW” in this page, you will be redirect to a checkout page.

Once landed on the checkout page, just scroll all the way down and you will see the inscription “Are you a business? Enter your Tax ID (if applicable)”.

You should put your VAT number just right there!

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Carmel 46033 IN

info@sofiavettori.com

Bassbar-ability

Wanna save time and get a wonderful sound while making the Bassbar?

Learn my own Freehand Method!

Hi, I’m Sofia, Italian violin maker.

The violin making tradition of my family, The Vettori’s, started in 1935 in Italy 🇮🇹

I’m sharing with you my 25 years of experience in Violinmaking.

You can find my own method into my step-by-step video course, Bassbar-ability.

More than just a course 🎻

I will teach you my step-by-step method in a well-ordered, clear and precise way.

Chapter selection:

✔️ All the materials you need and where to find them

✔️ Precise measurements (something nobody reveals!)

✔️ Where to place the Bassbar

✔️ Preparing

✔️ Fitting

✔️ Gluing

✔️ Shaping

✔️ Tips & tricks learned from my father

✔️ Some secret bonuses

Sofia Bassbar

What you will LEARN

Material list

A list of all the materials you need and where to find them

Accurate measurements

All you need to know are
2 measures

Where to place the Bassbar

It is a fundamental aspect for the good construction of the instrument

Fitting, Gluing & Shaping

I'll show you the whole process step by step, from A to Z 

My own Freehand Method

It's like taking the training wheels off your bike!

Tips and tricks learned from my father

Something you've never heard before!

ALL IN ONE SINGLE COURSE

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Unnecessary working hours saved

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Sofia’s years of passion and experience 

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Years of legacy of Italian Violin Making tradition

What lessons
are there in it?

  • Welcome
  • Tools and materials
  • Where to place the Bassbar
  • Numbers & notes
  • Planing
  • Concept behind Bassbar tension
  • Placing
  • Pre-fitting
  • Flat Chisel
  • Glass Scraper & file
  • Little trick
  • Final touches before gluing
  • Make it ready to glue
  • Pretend to glue without glue
  • Gluing the Bassbar
  • Removing clamps
  • Bassbar measures
  • Shaping the Bassbar
  • Finishing nicely
  • The 2 little cuts
  • The end
  • Viola’s Bassbar

If you want to see a short preview of what you will find inside, here it is… ⤵️

Who is this course for?

NEW MAKERS

Students that start from the beginning

INTERMEDIATE

Luthiers who have already had some experiences

PROFESSIONALS

Master violin makers who never stop learning

MUSICIANS

String players who are curious and interested in the magic world of violin making 

WOOD WORKERS

Craftsperson who want to learn new techniques and improve thier skills

Who is this course
NOT for?

It’s not for those who don’t have the will to learn.

And it’s not for those who don’t believe we can make this world a better place by spreading Art and Beauty everywhere!

Which is more valuable...
TIME OR MONEY?

If I told you that in Bassbar-ability I have condensed all my experience that thanks to this course you will be able to save dozens and dozens of hours of unnecessary work, how much can this be worth?

You know, especially in the last two years I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on training and coaching, because I have realized that there is no better investment than the one you make on yourself.

I have also experienced firsthand how much a course, lecture or workshop can really save me time.

And believe me when I tell you that there is no comparison: time is worth a thousand times more than money!

MY MISSION

My mission is to spread the beauty of art around the world by sharing my knowledge.

THAT’S WHY I CREATED THE BASSBAR-ABILITY COURSE.

The detail 99% of luthiers ignore

You should know there is a one important detail 99% of luthiers ignore.

In most cases it is what leads them to the downfall.

Let me take a step back.

We are luthiers. We sell to musicians.

Musicians are totally obsessed with sound.

And we, as luthiers and violin makers, should be extremely aware of this.

We should be constantly working to get the best possible sound out of our instrument: it’s a never ending process.

You know, after 25 years as a luthier and after more than 104 instruments sold…I can tell you for sure one thing:

Musicians buy instruments only if they’re 100% convinced and satisfied by the sound of that instrument. Period.

Otherwise, believe me, they’re not gonna buy it for any other reason in the world.

By ignoring this important detail this is what happens in 99% of cases (in chronological order):
 
  • They don’t know how to realize a beautiful singing instrument
  • Musicians are not fascinated by their instruments
  • Musicians don’t buy from them

Playability & SELLABILITY

One of the topic I always talk about with my colleagues is playability, that is the ability to make an instrument easy to play.

I personally think that playability is very important, but we shouldn’t forget about another very important topic…


SELLABILITY, that is 
the ability to make an instrument EASY TO SELL.

(It’s a new word I made up some years ago)

Sellability is one of the most underrated aspects of violin making and it is related to the sound quality of the instrument.

Because the correct set up of the Bassbar is strictly related to the sound I want to achieve.

Are you ready to give your instrument a soul?

Today is the right day!

Do you see yourself in these shoes?

  • “Sofia, how can I learn setting up the Bassbar like you?”
  • The instrument doesn’t sound as good as I wish
  • “How can I avoid wasting so many hours setting up the Bassbar?”

More than 104 Bassbars 🏆

What my Star Pupils say

The direct experience of the students of Bassbar-ability

Jaan Ader
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Hi Sofia, I bought Bassbar-ability right before I went to sleep and yesterday I watched the whole course in one big bite.
I will watch it many more times later.
I liked the course very much and it was liberating to hear that you fit the Bassbar without those wooden guides and without clamping the table to a metal ring whilst fitting the Bassbar.
You are very clear to follow with easy precise instructions in a warm atmosphere as usually.
I will try your method next time.
I'm very glad I bought the course.

🇮🇹 Italian tradition, my story, my legacy

I was born in a family of violin makers, so I had the privilege to start very early making violins.

I learned from my father Paolo Vettori, who learned from his father Dario I Vettori.

I’m lucky to keep the legacy of more than 90 years of violinmaking Italian Classic Tradition.

During my youth, I didn’t go to a classic “Violin making school”.

I learned in the most traditional way: my father and my grandfather handed down the knowledge to me.

I haven’t had anyone who told me “this can’t be done”, so I could try and experiment freely whatever I wanted.

That’s how I found the way that works, my way.

And I always encourage my Star Pupils to find their own way.

Thanks to my hard work I’ve received sincere compliments from some the most valuable luthiers around the world.

I was mentioned in Strad Magazine as well.

Now I can say it with confidence: you can be a luthier even without having attended a school.
 
Indeed, perhaps it reflects more the true tradition of craftsmanship handed down from father to son.

From Master to Pupil.

⭐️ What you give...will be yours forever

Sofia, why would you reveal your own secrets?!

You know, in the violin making industry, old masters tend to be very jealous of their knowledge and experience.

As if sharing their knowledge somehow would ruin and destroy all their career.

99,9% of them think like:

“…if you’re good at something, keep it secret!”.

I am different.

I feel deep joy and fulfillment in sharing my knowledge and expertise with others.

I think this enriches everyone, both the teacher and the pupils.

⭐️ What you give will be yours forever ⭐️

This is my motto.

Violin Making School Certificate

Not everybody is determined enough to bring projects to an end.

That’s why I want to give a special reward to my Star Pupils who complete 100% of the course.

Certificate

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Wherever you like. Whenever you prefer. Every time you want.

You can easily watch each lesson the way you prefer.

From your laptop, from your tablet, from your smartphone.

Once purchased, the Bassbar-ability course will be yours forever, it’s not a recurrent a membership.

And you can watch it again and again, with no time limit.

As time goes by, I will be recording brand new lessons and you will have them for free.

How much
does it cost
[not to have it]?

At this point you may be wondering:
“How much does the course cost?”
 

But I suggest you to think about a slightly different question:

How much does it cost NOT TO HAVE IT?

I think Bassbar-ability is an investment that pays for itself in a short time.

Why is this an INVESTMENT?

With this course, you will:

✔️ Save your time and speed up your learning process

✔️ Prevent a lot of annoying and frustrating mistakes

✔️ Avoid errors I made myself over the last 25 years of work

✔️ Have all the information you need in a clear and well-structured way

✔️ Have a step-by-step method you can follow to achieve your next level

✔️ Have lifetime access to the course

✔️ Have me as a mentor: I will lead you through the authentic Classic Italian violin making tradition 

✔️ Have the support of people like you, my Star Pupils

✔️ Have no risk [look at the following section]

30 days Money Back Guaranteed

You're safe, I'll take all the risks.

You know, everyone can purchase Bassbar-ability, watch through all the lessons and then ask for a refund within 30 days, just by sending me an email and without having to justify it.

In this case I will refund 100% of the course.

“Sofia, what about if someone look through all the lessons and then asks money back?”

Well, if someone acts like that they are not moved by a good purpose.

And as I want to deal only with good people, I’m more than happy to give money and not see him/her anymore.

This is my philosophy.

I wanna be totally candid, honest and transparent.

So…what have you got to lose?

Make your choice. Start your adventure now.

BASSBAR-ABILITY

$697
$ 597 Pay once. Watch it forever.
  • Lifetime access to members area
  • 22+ lessons [constantly increasing]
  • Access to the Elite Star Pupils Group
  • Exclusive "close friends" list on Instagram Stories
  • Jump into the authentic Italian violin making tradition
  • Brand new lessons on Bassbar-ability free forever
  • Free supplementary course: Glass Scraper
  • Exclusive benefits on other Courses, Masterclass & Events

Do you prefer 
3 installments of $207 each?

🎟 Use the coupon SOFIA15 at the checkout to get 15% off

If you are already a Star Pupil…check your email, “close friends stories” on Instagram or the Star Pupils Facebook group…there’s a SPECIAL COUPON FOR YOU ❤️

This BLACK FRIDAY OFFER is valid until November 28th 11:59 PM New York Timezone: it will no longer be available when the countdown expires

BASSBAR-ABILITY
+ PRIMING INSIDE

$1047
$ 897 Pay once. Watch it forever.
  • Lifetime access to members area
  • 31+ lessons [constantly increasing]
  • Access to the Elite Star Pupils Group
  • Exclusive "close friends" list on Instagram Stories
  • Jump into the authentic Italian violin making tradition
  • Brand new lessons on Bassbar-ability & Priming Inside free forever
  • Exclusive benefits on other Courses, Masterclass & Events
  • Free supplementary course: Glass Scraper
  • Priming Inside Course at $300 instead of $350
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Do you prefer 
3 installments of $317 each?

🎟 Use the coupon SOFIA15 at the checkout to get 15% off

If you are already a Star Pupil…check your email, “close friends stories” on Instagram or the Star Pupils Facebook group…there’s a SPECIAL COUPON FOR YOU ❤️

This BLACK FRIDAY OFFER is valid until November 28th 11:59 PM New York Timezone: it will no longer be available when the countdown expires

What is PRIMING INSIDE?

“Sofia, why do you color your violin…INSIDE?!”

Inside the violin - Sofia Vettori

In violin making everything is related to the sound.

You could have an amazingly beautiful violin, but if it doesn’t sound good…it’s a problem!

In the course “Inside the violin” you will learn:

  • The exact process I do for the top, back and ribs before I close the body
  • How to make the colored preparation
  • All the materials you need to buy
  • How to prepare and apply all of them
  • How to make the instrument sound beautifully

Why should I purchase it TODAY?

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.”🌿

[Confucio]

At this point you might have read all this page.

And maybe you wish to have the Bassbar-ability, but you are still stuck and you tend to procrastinate…

So I’ll give you 3 more reasons to buy it now:

1️⃣ The PRICE WILL INCREASE over time as I add lessons

2️⃣ Once I you purchased the course, the new lessons I will release in the future and all updates will be completely free for you

3️⃣ Investing in yourself is the best investment you can do (I personally am investing thousands of dollars in training every year).
In the last two years I have learned that procrastinating is not a winning attitude.

FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a doubt or question, you will probably find the answer right here.

Yes, you are free to choose the payment method you prefer.

You can one shot or in installments.

You can see all the details in the pricing section. 

Very simple.

If there’s a coupon also valid on the payment plan in installment, the total amount of the discount coupon will be splitted in the number of installments.

I’ll give you a little example, with arbitrary numbers.

Imagine you have a discount coupon of 90$ that works for the “COURSE X“, and you chose the option to pay in 3 installments instead of one shot payment.

Then you will get 30$ off on each of the 3 installments. For a total of 90$ discount.

It’s easy peasy.  When you click the button “BUY NOW” in this page, you will be redirect to a checkout page.

Once landed on the checkout page, you will see the inscription “Add coupon code” down below the thumbnail of the course.

You should put your coupon code just right there!

Of course yes.
Wherever you want.
Whenever you want.
Every time you want.

There is no expiration date.
Once purchased, Bassbar-ability will be yours forever.

You can watch it as many times as you want.

After the checkout process and after the successful payment, you will be redirected to a thank you page with all the instructions to enter the platform.

At the same moment you will receive a Welcome mail with a simple the procedure to enter.

If you already have other courses from my Violinmaking School (and therefore an account), Bassbar-ability will be automatically synchronized to your library.

If you don’t have an account yet, you should simply create a new one.

Don’t worry, the procedure takes no more than 30 seconds.

Easy-peasy.

The course is in english.

But don’t worry: it’s very easy to understand, as I try to explain every single passage in simple words.

So you just need to follow my lead and go through the learning process:

  • Watch
  • Learn
  • Practise
  • Experiment
  • Improve

Of course yes.
The platform will send you the invoice.
If you need any extra help just send me a mail to help@sofiavettori.com and ask for it.

When you click the button “BUY NOW” in this page, you will be redirect to a checkout page.

Once landed on the checkout page, just scroll all the way down and you will see the inscription “Are you a business? Enter your Tax ID (if applicable)”.

You should put your VAT number just right there!