Born in Milan in 1673, the son of Giovanni Battista (I), the second Giovanni Battista Grancino was active in the family workshop until 1708, when he was found guilty of the murder of his fellow violin maker Antonio Maria Lavazza. He left the city, but evidently continued to make instruments, and was pardoned and allowed to return. Instruments with his name are found with dates from 1709 until 1723, and appear to be very consistent with those of his father.
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