The counterform “La Stabile” is a classic of Grandi Liutai production. Born over 20 years ago from the idea of a Cremonese luthier, it was then redesigned and implemented over time following the many tips of the luthiers who use it.
The basic idea of this simple design is to keep the top or back of the violin tightly in the stops, without damaging the profile. Starting from this concept they have created a mechanic that pushes on the edges diagonally, and not sideways (like all other counterforms in the market) where the grain of the wood is fragile.
Solid Finnish birch plywood and other simple but high-quality materials are ideal to ensure that this indispensable tool remains strong and stable over decades, especially for luthiers who use it daily.