Marino Capicchioni was born in San Marino in 1895, and trained as a guitar maker in France before becoming established in Rimini in 1926. His success led to awards in Padua, Forli, Cremona and Rome, and a monument was erected to his memory by the Republic of San Marino in 1963, prior to his death in 1977. His work is very precise and well crafted, on Stradivari and Guarneri models with clear golden-orange varnish. He was assisted by his son Mario, born in 1926, and many instruments are jointly labelled. Marino’s own individually labelled instruments can be found from 1943, and won awards in Rome in 1952 and Ascoli Piceno in 1959.
Tim Ingles and Paul Hayday will offer an initial evaluation of the authenticity and value of your instrument or bow. At this stage, the assessment is free and without obligation. In the first instance, we suggest submitting good-quality images to us, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the valuation form.Read more