A Violin by Fratelli Gagliano
Violin by Fratelli Gagliano, Naples, c.1800
This violin shows the handcrafting of the great makers of the family third generation, who consolidated and matured the characteristics and style later known as the Classic Neapolitan School. The Small delicate Scroll, elongated peg-box shape, the flatter arching, strong resolute f-holes design. More
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This violin portrays an incredible picture of an important transition chapter in Italian violin-making history. Directly from the Workshop of the Gagliano Family, this unbelievably preserved violin tells the story of how the makers applied the transition to the modern violin between the 18th and 19th centuries.
The kind and color of varnish used was an important feature of this school and a very attractive characteristic of this violin, as it is still barely untouched.
Besides the great quality of the violin itself, this instrument counts with its original neck, head, upper block, and nails set aside from the violin. The current modern neck and head are replicas of the original one. This decision was made to preserve the originality of the neck with its head instead of crafting a new neck to it, preserving the possibility of having the violin assembled back again as it was first conceived.
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