Son and pupil of Gaetano Santagiuliana, Giacinto was born in 1781 in Vicenza, and died there in 1853. His father is thought to have been a pupil of Giorgio Serafin in Venice, and it can be argued that Gaetano’s work shows some legacy of this. His instruments are more generally loosely modelled on Stradivari, with a flattened arching and frequent use of local timbers rather than specialist imported material. Cellos and double basses are particularly successful. His labels give a Latinised form of his name, ‘Hyacintus’ or ‘Jacintus’.
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