A typical representative of the pre-revolutionary ‘Vieux Paris’ school of makers, Guersan was taught by Claude Pierray. Born around 1700 and active until 1781, he succeeded to Pierray’s business in rue Fosse-St-Germain des Prés in 1729 and was appointed luthier to the Dauphin and the Paris Opera. His work is Amati and Stainer influenced, with an especially Stainer-like scroll, distinguished by an extended last turn at the eye.
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