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The following are some of the carefully selected instruments currently in our stock. We will welcome your asking for consultation.

C.G.Testore 1690
C.G.Testore 1690

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C.G.Testore 1690

Place of making Milan, Italy
Year of making 1690
Length of back 355 mm
Sanctus Seraphin 1739

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Sanctus Seraphin 1739

Place of making Venice, Italy
Year of making 1739
Length of back 352mm
Nicola Gagliano 1760
Nicola Gagliano 1760

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Nicola Gagliano 1760

Place of making Naples, Italy
Year of making 1760
Length of back 355 mm
J.B.Guadagnini 1769
J.B.Guadagnini 1769

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J.B.Guadagnini 1769

A beautiful Guadagnini of his Parma period has joined our stock. It was made two years before he moved his atelier to Torino in 1771. Though it was a different violin from one called G. B. Guadagnini 1769 “ex-Kingman,” made in the same year, featured on p. 294 of “Four Centuries of Violin Making” issued by the major auction house, Sotheby’s, its varnish, materials, form and all the other factors are reputed as ‘Almost Identical’ (according to Peter Buddluph certificate) with the ex-Kingman, and it is recognized as one of the typical pieces of his Parma period. Guadagnini has high reputation as the next Stradivarius. Please see and try the piece of his Parma period that can rarely be found in the market.

Place of making Parma, Italy
Year of making 1769
Length of back 354 mm
Ferdinando Gagliano 1775
Ferdinando Gagliano 1775

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Ferdinando Gagliano 1775

Place of making Naples, Italy
Year of making 1775
Length of back 351 mm
Joseph Rocca 1846

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Joseph Rocca 1846

Place of making Torino, Italy
Maker Joseph Rocca
Year of making 1846
Length of back 355mm
Joseph Rocca 1860
Joseph Rocca 1860

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Joseph Rocca 1860

Place of making Torino, Italy
Maker Joseph Rocca
Year of making 1860
Length of back 359 mm
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 18xx

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 18xx

Place of making Paris, France
Year of making 18XX
Length of back 356 mm
Stefano Scarampella 1900
Stefano Scarampella 1900

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Stefano Scarampella 1900

Place of making Mantova, Italy
Year of making 1900
Length of back 356 mm
Enrico Rocca 1913

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Enrico Rocca 1913

Place of making Genova, Italy
Maker Enrico Rocca
Year of making 1913
Length of back 355mm
Hannibal Fagnola 1931

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Hannibal Fagnola 1931

A very precious Fagnola 1931 has joined our stock, which was featured on p.126 of “Count Cozio of Salabue: Violin Making and Collecting in Piedmont” published in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Count Cozio of Salabue’s birth, who was known worldwide as a collector in the eighteenth century.
Its tone and power are extraordinary, compared with the other Fagnola’s pieces. No other violin would fascinate both players and collectors.

Hannibal Fagnola 1933

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Hannibal Fagnola 1933

Place of making Torino, Ital
Maker Hannibal Fagnola
Year of making 1933
Length of back 355 mm
Matteo Goffriller 1698
Matteo Goffriller 1698

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Matteo Goffriller 1698

Place of making Venice, Italy
Maker Matteo Goffriller
Year of making 1698
Length of back 350 mm
Alexander Gagliano 1714

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Alexander Gagliano 1714

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Alexander Gagliano
Year of making 1714
Length of back 357 mm
Dominico Pasta (Labeled Maggini) C.1750
Dominico Pasta (Labeled Maggini) C.1750

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Dominico Pasta (Labeled Maggini) C.1750

Place of making Brescia, Italy
Maker Dominico Pasta
Year of making C. 1750
Length of back 358 mm
Januarius Gagliano 1754
Januarius Gagliano 1754

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Januarius Gagliano 1754

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Januarius Gagliano
Year of making 1754
Length of back 356 mm
Januarius Gagliano 1763

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Januarius Gagliano 1763

Place of making Naples, Italy
Year of making 1763
Length of back 355 mm
Dominicus Busan 1777

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Dominicus Busan 1777

Place of making Venice, Italy
Maker Dominicus Busan
Year of making 1777
Length of back 353 mm
Januarius Gagliano 1778

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Januarius Gagliano 1778

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Januarius Gagliano
Year of making 1778
Length of back 354 mm
Lorenzo & Tomaso Carcassi 17x7
Lorenzo & Tomaso Carcassi 17x7

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Lorenzo & Tomaso Carcassi 17x7

Place of making Florence, Italy
Maker Lorenzo & Tomaso Carcassi
Year of making 17X7
Length of back 356 mm
Antonius Gagliano 1820-30

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Antonius Gagliano 1820-30

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Antonius Gagliano
Year of making 1820-30
Length of back 349 mm
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1830
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1830

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1830

Place of making Paris, France
Maker Jean Baptiste Vuillaume
Year of making C. 1830
Length of back 356 mm
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1840
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1840

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume C.1840

Place of making Paris, France
Maker Jean Baptiste Vuillaume
Year of making C. 1840
Length of back 359 mm
Pierre Silvestre 1840

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Pierre Silvestre 1840

Place of making Lyon, France
Maker Pierre Silvestre
Year of making 1840
Length of back 360 mm
Rodolfo Fredi 1897

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Rodolfo Fredi 1897

Place of making Roma, Italy
Maker Rodolfo Fredi
Year of making 1897
Length of back 355 mm
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 18xx

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Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 18xx

Place of making Paris, France
Year of making 18XX
Length of back 356 mm
Francesco Guadagnini 1906
Francesco Guadagnini 1906

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Francesco Guadagnini 1906

Place of making Torino, Italy
Maker Francesco Guadagnini
Year of making 1906
Length of back 357 mm
Rocca Enrico 1914

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Rocca Enrico 1914

Place of making Genova, Italy
Maker Rocca Enrico
Year of making 1914
Length of back 354 mm
Carlo Giuseppe Oddone 1922
Carlo Giuseppe Oddone 1922

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Carlo Giuseppe Oddone 1922

Place of making Torino, Italy
Maker Carlo Giuseppe Oddone
Year of making 1922
Length of back 359 mm
Carlo Giuseppe Oddone 1924
Carlo Giuseppe Oddone 1924

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Carlo Giuseppe Oddone 1924

Place of making Torino, Italy
Maker Carlo Giuseppe Oddone
Year of making 1924
Length of back 356 mm
Hannibal Fagnola 1925

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Hannibal Fagnola 1925

Place of making Torino. Italy
Year of making 1925
Length of back 353 mm
Hannibal Fagnola 1926
Hannibal Fagnola 1926

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Hannibal Fagnola 1926

Place of making Torino, Italy
Maker Hannibal Fagnola
Year of making 1926
Length of back 353 mm
Hannibal Fagnola 1930
Hannibal Fagnola 1930

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Hannibal Fagnola 1930

Place of making Torino, Italy
Year of making 1930
Length of back 352 mm
Cesare Candi 1939

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Cesare Candi 1939

Place of making Genova, Italy
Maker Cesare Candi
Year of making 1939
Length of back 355 mm
Emilio Guerra 1937

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Emilio Guerra 1937

Place of making Torino, Italy
Maker Emilio Guerra
Year of making 1937
Length of back 354 mm
Pietro Sgarabotto 1953
Pietro Sgarabotto 1953

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Pietro Sgarabotto 1953

Place of making Parma, Italy
Maker Pietro Sgarabotto
Year of making 1953
Length of back 357 mm
Aldo Zani 1973

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Aldo Zani 1973

Place of making Cesena, Italy
Maker Aldo Zani
Year of making 1973
Length of back 358 mm
Sesto Rocchi 1983

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Sesto Rocchi 1983

Place of making San Polo d’Enza, Italy
Maker Sesto Rocchi
Year of making 1983
Length of back 355 mm
Giorgio Scolari 1985
Giorgio Scolari 1985

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Giorgio Scolari 1985

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Giorgio Scolari
Year of making 1985
Length of back 356 mm
Primo Pistoni 1997

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Primo Pistoni 1997

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Primo Pistoni
Year of making 1997
Length of back 355 mm
Elio Severgnini 2001
Elio Severgnini 2001

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Elio Severgnini 2001

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Elio Severgnini
Year of making 2001
Length of back 351 mm
Frederic Chaudiere 2008

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Frederic Chaudiere 2008

Place of making Montpellier, France
Maker Frederic Chaudiere
Year of making 2008
Length of back 352 mm
Martino Raggi 2013

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Martino Raggi 2013

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Martino Raggi
Year of making 2013
Length of back 353 mm
Andrea Lissoni 2013
Andrea Lissoni 2013

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Andrea Lissoni 2013

Place of making Milan, Italy
Maker Andrea Lissoni
Year of making 2013
Length of back 357mm
Leo Luciano
Leo Luciano

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Leo Luciano

A newly made violin as the top of their original brands, which was made of carefully selected old materials. From selection of materials to finishing-up of varnish, under instruction by an expert maker who has handled a great many prestigious instruments, the violin was made in elaboration of craftsmanship. Its sound tone and beauty are no less admirable than new Italian violins of today.

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Silvio Arietta
Silvio Arietta

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Silvio Arietta

For those who think of trying larger fractional sized violins or who think of starting learning the violin, a reasonably priced set is ready. As the set includes all you need when starting the violin, you can start it from the day you have bought it with total peace of mind.
Silvio Arietta is made based on the concept that a beginner should play a genuine violin.
From selection of materials to varnishing and setting-up, under instruction by an expert maker, every violin is made in elaboration of craftsmanship. Its bright and mild tone would capture a player’s mind and its excellent sound would make him want never to stop playing, moving his heart.

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Lorenzo Ventapane -

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Lorenzo Ventapane -

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Lorenzo Ventapane
Year of making
Length of back 352 mm
Vincentius Postiglione -

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Vincentius Postiglione -

Place of making Naples, Italy
Maker Vincentius Postiglione
Year of making
Length of back 356 mm
Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri “DEL GESU” 1732 “Kaston”
Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri “DEL GESU” 1732 “Kaston”

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Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri “DEL GESU” 1732 “Kaston”

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri “DEL GESU”
Year of making 1732
Antonio Stradivari 1664
Antonio Stradivari 1664

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Antonio Stradivari 1664

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1664
Antonio Stradivari 1672
Antonio Stradivari 1672

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Antonio Stradivari 1672

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1672
Antonio Stradivari 1681
Antonio Stradivari 1681

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Antonio Stradivari 1681

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1681
Antonio Stradivari 1687
Antonio Stradivari 1687

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Antonio Stradivari 1687

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1687
Antonio Stradivari 1690
Antonio Stradivari 1690

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Antonio Stradivari 1690

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1690
Antonio Stradivari 1697 Rainville
Antonio Stradivari 1697 Rainville

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Antonio Stradivari 1697 Rainville

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1697
Antonio Stradivari 1700
Antonio Stradivari 1700

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Antonio Stradivari 1700

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1700
Antonio Stradivari 1701 Markees
Antonio Stradivari 1701 Markees

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Antonio Stradivari 1701 Markees

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1701
Antonio Stradivari 1702
Antonio Stradivari 1702

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Antonio Stradivari 1702

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1702
Antonio Stradivari 1704 Viotti
Antonio Stradivari 1704 Viotti

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Antonio Stradivari 1704 Viotti

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1704
Antonio Stradivari 1708 Huggins

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Antonio Stradivari 1708 Huggins

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1708
Antonio Stradivari 1714 Da Vinci
Antonio Stradivari 1714 Da Vinci

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Antonio Stradivari 1714 Da Vinci

It is a prestigious violin made in the Golden Period of 1700 - 1720 when Stradivari’s skills fully matured.
It is said the violin was named Da Vince by the maker himself, which embodies the fact that it is the best piece among a great many masterpieces.
It has been preserved in very good condition. Besides its beautiful form, it preserves the original varnish, high level of healthiness with no damage, and excellent sound.
Once looking at it, you would admire its powerful feeling and beauty that no other violin could surpass.
It is said that there are about 600 Stradivariuses in the world today, and it is convincing that Da Vince is a very notable piece among them.
The lamented virtuoso, Toscha Seidel, loved playing it for many years, thanks to which we can listen to its splendorous sound in his notable recordings.

Antonio Stradivari 1715 Rode
Antonio Stradivari 1715 Rode

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Antonio Stradivari 1715 Rode

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1715
Antonio Stradivari 1716
Antonio Stradivari 1716

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Antonio Stradivari 1716

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1716
Antonio Stradivari 1717 Hamma
Antonio Stradivari 1717 Hamma

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Antonio Stradivari 1717 Hamma

The widow of Mr. Elias Howe, a famous instrument collector, owned it around 1890.
It was kept by her family until 1930. Afterwards, by way of the firm of Walter Hamma, it was handed to Mr. Gunter Pichler, who played the first violin of Alban Berg Quartet, and it has been listened to in many historic performances so far.
Made in Stradivari’s Gold Period, it meets players’ requests with powerful deep robust lower sounds and splendid higher sounds.
It has been kept in very good condition. It deserves the name of the King of Stradivarius.

Antonio Stradivari 1718
Antonio Stradivari 1718

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Antonio Stradivari 1718

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1718
Antonio Stradivari 1718 "San Lorenzo" Ex Viotti,
Antonio Stradivari 1718 "San Lorenzo" Ex Viotti,

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Antonio Stradivari 1718 "San Lorenzo" Ex Viotti,

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1718
Antonio Stradivari 1720
Antonio Stradivari 1720

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Antonio Stradivari 1720

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1720
Antonio Stradivari 1727 Smith
Antonio Stradivari 1727 Smith

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Antonio Stradivari 1727 Smith

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1727
Antonio Stradivari 1728 Dickinson
Antonio Stradivari 1728 Dickinson

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Antonio Stradivari 1728 Dickinson

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1728
Antonio Stradivari 1731
Antonio Stradivari 1731

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Antonio Stradivari 1731

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1731
Antonio Stradivari 1731 Romanoff

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Antonio Stradivari 1731 Romanoff

It was made in 1731, and was kept by Romanoff Family (who reigned in Russian Empire until the revolution of 1918). A prince of the old Russia, one of Romanoff Family members, escaped abroad with this precious violin afterwards, but he was oppressed in Paris when the violin had gone somewhere.
However, it was found afterwards, and has shown its existence to the world. When it was found, beside the document by Stradivari himself, his atelier’s identification number and the date of making, a decorated coat of arms of Romanoff Family was engraved.
According to “How Many Strads?“ written by Earnest Doring, the Stradivarius was also called Maurin as its nickname after Ms. Jean Pierre Maurin, a French violinist of the nineteenth century, who used to play it.
Made in Stradivari’s later years, it is particularly attractive with its clear higher sounds and rich deep G string sound which was one of the characteristics of that period.

Antonio Stradivari 1732 Red Diamond
Antonio Stradivari 1732 Red Diamond

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Antonio Stradivari 1732 Red Diamond

Found by Luigi Tarisio, who was known as a violin collector in the early nineteenth century, handed to Vuillaume afterwards, named Red Diamond for its tremendous beauty, with the golden ratio of the canvas (the base varnish) spread over the surface as the name means, the violin will fascinate everyone that touches it.
The violin was made when the maker was already over 90 years old, which means the violin shows the most mature skills of the maker, who was still vigorous in making instruments at that time.
Its sound is graceful and robust. Its capacity is invaluable. Its power would surely amaze people. Sweet deep excellent sounds of the maker’s later years would fascinate audience in a big hall.

Antonio Stradivari 1736
Antonio Stradivari 1736

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Antonio Stradivari 1736

Place of making Cremona, Italy
Maker Antonio Stradivari
Year of making 1736
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