The Project

The Russian Embergher is a Liuto Cantabile (5 course Mandoloncello, sometimes called Liuto Moderno) made by the “Stradivarius of Mandolin”, Roman luthier Luigi Embergher in 1906.

Ginislao Paris

1906 Luigi Embergher Double Top Liuto Cantabile Sistema Ginislao Paris “The Russian Embergher”, restored by Lorenzo Lippi.

Initial discoveries and research were summarised back in 2014 in the following document:  The Russian Embergher.

My further research led me to writing a Wikipedia article on Ginislao Paris, Italian-Russian musician and mandolin enthusiast, who was completely forgotten in both Russia and Italy and to many interesting finds in the mandolin field in both Russia and the West.

I sometimes have interesting mandolins, both unrestored and restored for sale. Proceeds are used to finance my research and restoration projects.

My Facebook page on mandolins in Russia.

You can contact me by emailing victor(at)


1906 エンベルガー マンドリン マンドリュート(リュート・モデルノまたはリュート・カンタービレともいう)はマンドリン属の一種。

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