Violin Maker
Andrea Postacchini

Fermo, Italy

Andrea Postacchini, also known as the "Stradivari of the Marches," was a self-taught violin maker born in Fermo, Italy, in 1781. Transitioning from a religious path at 28, he refined his craft, producing instruments renowned for meticulous craftsmanship and rich tonal quality. His legacy endures as a testament to Italian luthiery in the 19th century.Read more

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Full Name: Andrea Postacchini


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Fermo, Italy

Maker Background

Andrea Postacchini, born in 1781 in Fermo, Italy, emerged as a self-taught in violin making, earning the nickname "Stradivari of the Marches." Initially destined for a religious path, fate led him to embrace his passion for crafting instruments at the age of 28. His early creations differ a lot from his last years as a violin maker, as he developed his skills into violin making throughout his career. Over time, Postacchini honed his skills, mastering a diverse array of styles characterized by meticulous craftsmanship and elegant archings.

Despite the unevenness in his early and later productions, Postacchini's legacy lies in his refined works, renowned for their deeply carved scrolls, elongated corners, and precisely spaced f-holes. His instruments, resonant with a rich tonal quality, garnered acclaim at exhibitions and fairs, positioning him as a distinguished figure in the world of violin making. Postacchini's contributions endure as a testament to the artistry and ingenuity of Italian luthiers in the 19th century, leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

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