Evasio Emilio Guerra (1875-1956）was originally a violinist. He started to make violins by self-education, but later asked Carlo Giuseppe Oddone for his advice and instructions to strive for richer skills.
He studied more in England and France, and afterwards started his own atelier in Turin.
Speaking of what his work was, it is said that besides making his original violins, he supplied plain wood in a half-finished manner to other makers and shops to make a living.
However, his elaborate edge work and beautiful purfling have gained high reputation. It is also said that he had a positive approach to make exact copies of the most popular makers of those days, like Guadagnini, Rocca and Pressenda.
This violin is one piece of artwork from his golden period. Its elaborate well-balanced formation tells his character that always sought for perfection to the end.
Its beautiful original transparent orange-colored varnish makes the whole instrument outstanding. Its sound has power and tones peculiar to the modern Italian.
Please take a look at this violin, so-called one of the masterpieces of the modern Italian from Turin.