A significant maker of the Emilia Romagna school of makers in the early twentieth century, Ettore was the son of the violin maker Luigi Sofritti, and was born in Ferrara in 1877, where he died in 1928. He was a much superior maker to his father, with a better understanding of classical work, and of his predecessors in Ferrara, Alessandro Mezzadri and Luigi Marconcini. He used a fine, soft golden-orange varnish, and his instruments are finely and conscientiously finished.
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