Stefano Scarampella

ScarampellaStefano Scarampella (1843-January 23, 1925) was an Italian violin and cello maker. He is considered to be one of the best 20th century violin makers. His works are worth over $200,000.

Antonio Stradivari

Antonio Stradivari, 1644 – 18 December 1737) was an Italian luthier and a crafter of string instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars, violas, and harps. Stradivari is generally considered the most significant and greatest artisan in this field.

Nicola Amati

Nicola Amati was the fourth son of Girolamo Amati and the grandson of Andrea Amati, the founder of the Amati Family of violin makers. Of all the Amati Family violins, those of Nicola are often considered most suitable for modern playing.

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (October 7, 1798 – March 19, 1875) was an illustrious French luthier. He made over 3,000 instruments and was also a fine businessman and an inventor. [1] [2]

Gasparo da Salò (May 20, 1542, Salò - April 14, 1609) is the name given to Gasparo di Bertolotti, one of the earliest violin makers and an expert double bass player. Around 80 of his instruments are still in existence: violins (small and large), alto and tenor violas, viols, violones and double basses, violas with only a pair of corners, ceteras.

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