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A violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini

Turin, 1774

After working in Piacenza, Milan and Cremona, in 1771 G.B. Guadagnini moved to Turin, where he made many of his finest instruments. In 1773 he met Count Cozio di Salabue who became his patron and persuaded Guadagnini to adopt some of the features of Stradivari's work. This violin from the year 1774 h... read more

A violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini

Turin, 1774

After working in Piacenza, Milan and Cremona, in 1771 G.B. Guadagnini moved to Turin, where he made many of his finest instruments. In 1773 he met Count Cozio di Salabue who became his patron and persuaded Guadagnini to adopt some of the features of Stradivari's work. This violin from the year 1774 has a slab-cut back typical of this period of Guadagnini’s work. Its sound is responsive, clear and very strong.
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